GELA Prison Project

GELA Prison Library and Reintegration Project

About the Project

Founded in 2007, the GELA Prison Subcommittee is a group of volunteers who provide library resources and programs in correctional facilities located in the Edmonton area, primarily the Edmonton Institution for Women and the Edmonton Institution.

Our work has included

  • collection-building;
  • inmate book clubs (dedicated to adult literature and young adult fiction);
  • a storybook project (where inmates record themselves reading aloud, and their recording is sent to children in their families); and

a book borrowing project that allows inmates to access materials from Edmonton Public Library.