LRA's Virtual Inmate Law Library Service provides a cost effective alternative to maintaining a physical law library at your jail site.
Whether yours consists of bound volumes, computers or both, the cost of facilitating inmate legal research is very high. Many facilities incur substantial expenses to update books or replace equipment damaged by inmates. In addition, most are forced to allocate precious staff time to securely move inmates or incur liability by having employees aiding in the research. The combined direct and indirect costs a typically much more than the cost of our service. Also, important to note is that nearly all of the jails we serve pay for the service through Inmate Welfare Funds.