Wardens/Superintendents shall assure that appropriate library resources are
made available to staff and inmates. Larger institutions shall establish and
maintain a library of coverage consistent with the size, requirements, and
interests of the inmate population. Smaller institutions shall assure inmate
accessibility to library materials through use of the area bookmobile service
of the State Department of Education or the local library.
Materials made available through the
library service shall include books, newspapers, periodicals, and audio-visual
materials selected to support, broaden, and strengthen institutional
rehabilitation efforts. A reasonable amount of these materials shall be current
(a) A number and selection of
references dealing with the educational, social, cultural, and vocational needs
of the inmate population shall be established and maintained consistent with
the size and interest of the inmate population.
(b) Inmates' recreational needs shall be
addressed through the availability of materials dealing with sports, games,
crafts, arts, etc.
(c) Libraries at
designated institutions shall include legal references and materials as
directed by the Commissioner.
(3) Library materials shall be made
available, on a regularly scheduled basis, to all inmates while they are not on
work assignment and while not assigned to disciplinary isolation. This
restriction does not include legal materials.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-4-2-.08
Ga. Constitution 1983,
Art. XI, Sec. I, Par. (b); Ga. L. 1956, pp. 161, 170; 1969 p. 598; 1956, pp.
161, 171; 1956, pp. 161, 174 (O.C.G.A. 42-2-11); Ga. L. 1964, pp. 491, 492;
1970, pp. 318, 319 (O.C.G.A. 42-5-53); Ga. L. 1972, p. 838 (O.C.G.A. 42.10-2);
Ga. L. 1956, pp. 161, 178 (O.C.G.A. 42-2-11); Ga. L. 1964, pp. 734, 735
(O.C.G.A. 42-5.57); Ga. L. 1968, pp. 1399, 1403 (O.C.G.A.
"Library," filed as Rule 415-4-2-.08 on November 14, 1984; effective
December 4, 1984, renumbered as
Rule 125-4-2-.08 Filed June 28, 1985; effective
July 20, 1985, as specified by