A university library for prisoners: the La Rochelle experience

La Rochelle university library has set up an unusual direct partnership with Saint-Martin-de-Ré prison, beginning with workshops on general and documentary methodology for prisoners studying for a diploma granting university access. The spectacular progress made by the prisoners encouraged authorities at the university, prison, rehabilitation and probation services and the Charente-Maritime education inspection service to continue the partnership, signing a convention to exchange cultural services, with the support and involvement of further partners.