Bustin’ Walls – Episode 4: Meet Librarian Jeri Stewart – Life at a Prison Library

This is a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections podcast where listeners get a real look inside the field of corrections with one of the top DOCs in the nation.

This episode of “Bustin’ Walls” features an interview with SCI Mahanoy librarian Jeri Stewart. In this informative episode, Jeri talks about how she became a prison librarian and why she finds the job so rewarding and fulfilling. She talks about the many offerings within the Mahanoy libraries and why access to libraries is important to inmates. And she brings us up to date her prison “Reading Challenge” that has helped encourage inmates to discover new books and expand their knowledge.