The Development and Provison of Prison Library for Juvenile

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction Prisons are institutions that place physical confined for individuals who has been charged with or likely to be charged with a criminal offense may be held on remand in prison if they denied, refused or unable to meet conditions of bail, or is unable to post bail. If found guilty, a defendant will be convicted and may receive a custodial sentence requiring imprisonment. But the most severe punishment of individuals is death penalty. Inmates who have served in prison for long periods of time will be expected to be able to change their attitude to be the better person. While society expects them to be the better person, they also will have difficulties reinstating back into society and understanding the technological changes that have occurred. In achieving the transformation of inmates, there is a need for training and education of inmates. Though the prison library will be the important facilities to play the role for inmates training and education. BACKGROUND OF STUDY Increasing number of teenagers involved in crime in Malaysia in recent years is worrying. According to Section 2, the Prisons Act 1995 (Act 537), young prisoners means that a prisoner under the age of twenty-one years. According to Section 2, the Prisons Act 1995 (Act 537), young prisoners means that a prisoner under the age of twenty-one years. In Malaysia, the increasing number of teenagers involved in crime in recent years is worrying. In 2006, criminal cases involving youth and students around the country increased by 295 cases, compared to 2005. In 2009, 3,263 students were arrested for being involved in crime compared to 2,911 in 2008 (The Star, 2010). Most of cases involved students / youth in the 13 to 18 age group. Crimina... ... middle of paper ... ...3e3e03fcb095b09d64c01 Ubah, C.B.A and Robinson, R.L. (2003). A grounded look at the debate over prison- based education : Optimistic theory versus pessimistic worldview. The Prison Journal. Retrieved 19 April, 2009 from http://tpj.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/83/2/115. Vacca, J. S. (2004). Educated prisoners are less likely to return to prison. Journal of Correctional Education. Retrieved 21 March, 2008 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4111/is_200412/ai_n9466371/ Vogel, B. (1994). Making prison libraries visible and accessible. Corrections Today. Retrieved 8 June, 2009 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb6399/ is_n2-v56/ai_n28638634. Werner, O. J. (1977). Law libraries for correctional facilities. Retrieved 3 March 2009 from http://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/6941 /librarytrendsv26i1g_opt.pdf?sequence=1

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