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INFOGRAPHIC: Reading Behind Bars

100-PO027 (R 4/2018)

infographic with bar chart listing number of library items per prison circulated to Washington state inmates in the year 2017

(Rachel Friederich , DOC Communications)

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Reading Behind Bars

Interlibrary loans: Inmates borrowed 8,020 items from other Washington state libraries in 2017 through inter library loans.

490,709: total library items circulated to Washington state prison inmates in 2017.

Did you know? 3,662 inmates in Washington state use prison libraries daily? (Number based on a quarterly one-day sample).

Librarians earn a wage of $57,680 per year.

Library Items Circulated to Inmates 2017
  • 62,903 – items circulated to inmates at Airway Heights Corrections Center
  • 28,254 – items circulated to inmates at Clallam Bay Corrections Center
  • 79,163 – items circulated to inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
  • 17,702 – items circulated to inmates at Washington Corrections Center
  • 45,173 – items circulated to inmates at the Twin Rivers Unit at the Monroe Correctional Complex
  • 85,381 – items circulated to inmates at Stafford Creek Corrections Center
  • 85,182 – items circulated to inmates at Washington Corrections Center for Women
  • 48,240 – items circulated to inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary
  • 38,721 – items circulated to inmates at the Washington State Reformatory at the Monroe Correctional Complex
Sources
  1. Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016-2017 Edition
  2. Washington State Employment Security Department, 2017 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
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