Epic fantasy Game of Thrones is the most popular among NSW prisoners borrowing from prison libraries this year – with true criminal titles often requested, but denied.
George RR Martin’s bestselling book was closely followed in 2019 by another fantasy novel – A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist – as well as the partially fictional autobiography Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. by Stieg Larsson.
Library Services Director Toni Kennedy said that while some of the “toughest and toughest” in the state enjoyed a good thriller, the vampire romance novels of the Twilight Saga were also popular among the twilight saga. inmates.
“True Crime tops the list of inmate’s requested and rejected books, but it goes without saying that these books are banned,” Kennedy said in a statement Friday.
Deputy Commissioner Carlo Sccassera said Corrective Services NSW’s library department was established by Ms Kennedy in 2003.
It now has seven staff and many inmate library workers working statewide.
All prisons have one to four bookshelves, varying in size from a cabinet to a full facility.
“It’s a way for inmates to learn something new or disappear into another world for a while,” Sccassera said in a statement.
“It’s also a chance for some offenders to improve their literacy skills, which can help them after release, as well as a management tool for staff to keep inmates busy.
Top non-fiction picks include the Macquarie Dictionary, RMS Road Users Manual, and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.