Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

To assist with research studies related to the use of prison libraries in England and wales could you please provide the following information regarding the use of the prison library at HMP Wandsworth.

1. How many individuals used the library for each year 2008-2018
2. How many books in total were borrowed from the prison library for each year 2008-2018
3. How many fiction novels were borrowed for each year 2008-2018
4. What were the 50 most borrowed fiction novels for each year 2008-2018
5. How many times were each of the top 50 borrowed novels issued for each year 2008-2018

If this information is not available please give brief explanation for the lack of data

Yours faithfully,

Mick Geen

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Wandsworth Request for Information - 2021/4693 - Wandsworth prison library

 

I refer to your request for information received on 16/07/2021.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

1. How many individuals used the library for each year 2008-2018?
Please note that Wandsworth Council joined our current Library Management
System, Capita, in 2016.  Therefore, we can only provide data for
2016-2018.

 

2. How many books in total were borrowed from the prison library for each
year 2008-2018?

3. How many fiction novels were borrowed for each year 2008-2018?

HMP
issues Total issues Fiction issues
                      
2016/17                                    18,055          9,567
                                                           
2017/18 6,741          3,880
                                                         
2018/19 11,198          5,688

 

4. What were the 50 most borrowed fiction novels for each year 2008-2018?

5. How many times were each of the top 50 borrowed novels issued for each
year 2008-2018?

Please note that due to some mis-cataloguing of stock, certain items
appear as Adult Fiction in the reports below but are clearly non-fiction
titles – e.g “The complete illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs”

2016 2017 2018
Top
50 Titles issues Titles issues Titles issues
Satisfy my soul
Czarna bezgwiezdna : a novel / Sezon na
1 noc / Stephen King 17 Colin Channer 17 smierc 32
The complete Sapiens : a
illustrated brief history
encyclopedia of The Godfather / of humankind /
2 dinosaurs & pr 17 Mario Puzo 17 Yuval Noah Har 32
A short history
of nearly
Jack Reacher: everything / Sprawa niny
3 Elita zabojcow 16 Bill Bryson 17 frank 28
Propa
Coldhearted & propaganda /
crazy / Michel Benjamin Zycie na wynos
4 Moore 15 Zephaniah 16 / Olga Rudicka 27
Ostatnie
Corrupt city / Tra kuszenie / by Wahadlo
5 Verdejo 15 Val McDermid 16 foucaulta 26
The money myth Small business
: a classic for dummies /
Alex Ferguson : my introduction to Eric Tyson and
6 autobiography 14 the modern w 16 Jim Schell 26
Curse of the
mutants :
mutants vs.
vampires /
7 Cierpliwosc diable 14 A prison diary 15 Chuck Kim 25
Dead end kids /
writer, Joss
Whedon ; Przygoda
artist, Michael fryzjera
8 Gangsta / K'wan 14 R 15 damskiego 24
Larceny / Jason
9 Poole 14 Hoodlum / K'Wan 15 Nenastje 24
Heist 2 / Kiki Digital
Swinson, De'nesha fortress / Dan Meiluzis
10 Diamond 14 Brown 15 japonas 24
Gang wars on
Introducing the Costa :
Lacan / Darian the true story
Bad girl / Roberta Leader and Judy of the bloody
11 Kray 14 Groves ; edi 14 c 24
Paths of glory
The cartel / Don / Jeffrey
12 Winslow 14 Archer 14 Rozbitek 23
Conspiracy
Black holes and theories : a
baby universes  guide to some
Divergent / : and other of the world's
13 Veronica Roth 14 essays / St 14 mo 23
1,423 QI facts
English legal to bowl you
system / Stefan Work out over /
Fafinski, Emily numeracy / Ted compiled by
14 Finch 13 Penketh 14 John Lloy 23
Tutankhamen's
curse : the
Wladca pierscieni: developing
Bractwo history of an Night school /
15 pierscienia 13 Egyp 14 Lee Child 22
The secrets of the The madness of
universe in 100 Alexander the
symbols / Sarah Great / Richard W samym sercu
16 Bart 13 A. Gabriel 14 morza 22
The 50 secrets of
self-confidence : Wrog bez
the confidence to Eagles at war / twarzy / Lee
17 d 13 Ben Kane 14 Child 21
The mountain
can wait /
Gray mountain / Sarah
18 Hood Misfits 13 John Grisham 14 Leipciger 21
Favourite poems
Cognitive : a selection
behavioural of the world's
19 therapy 13 best-loved 14 Kitaets 21
Our story :
London's most
notorious
gangsters, in Bad girl /
20 their 13 Roberta Kray 14 Martwe dusze 21
Human race get
off your knees Ostatnie
Player / by Brick : the lion kuszenie / by
21 & Storm 13 sleeps no more 14 Val McDermid 20
Stalin : the
Viva Che! : the court of the
strange death and Red Tsar / Fjalori i
life of Che Simon Sebag Gazullit /
22 Guevara 12 Montef 14 Nikoll Gazulli 20
Sociology for
dummies / by
Forward into hell Nasar Meer and Byty sobie
23 / Vince Bramley 12 Jay Gabler 14 swinki trzy 20
The encyclopedia Dare to be a
of drawing man : the truth
techniques / Hazel every man must Ocharovanie:
24 Harrison 12 know--and e 13 Rasputnik 19
The practical
encyclopedia of
cartooning : learn The power / by
25 to dra 12 Gangs 13 Rhonda Byrne 19
Creative
Kanye West : god & writing for
monster / Mark dummies / by
26 Beaumont 12 Maggie Hamand 13 Kaikenas 19
The business Psychology for
plan workbook / dummies / by
Dopoki nie zgasna Colin Barrow, Adam Cash,
27 gwiazdy] 12 Paul Barrow 13 PsyD 19
Rich dad, poor
dad : what the
Gray mountain / rich teach
28 John Grisham 12 their kids abo 13 Eroul 19
Gypsy empire :
uncovering the The art of war
hidden world of / Sun-tzu
29 Yoga for a new you 12 Ireland's 13 (Sunzi) 19
Marching powder The redeemer /
: the true Jo Nesbø ;
story of an translated
English from the
30 Cialo 12 drug-smu 13 Norwegian 18
YouTube world A brief history
records : the of the Samurai Raising steam
internet's / Jonathan / Terry
31 greatest record- 12 Clements 13 Pratchett 18
A prison diary
/ FF8282. Vol.
My woman his wife The crime trade 1, Belmarsh -
32 saga / by Anna J 12 / Simon Kernick 13 hell 18
Winning chess
tactics /
The girls / Kenni Yasser Seirawan The racketeer
33 York 12 with Jeremy Sil 12 / John Grisham 18
Mary Seacole : the
charismatic black Universe / Tylko jedno
34 nurse who became a 11 Peter Grego 12 spojrzenie 18
Confucius : a A short history
biography / of slavery / On / Zos´ka
35 Jonathan Clements 11 James Walvin 12 PapuzŠanka 18
Running : the
The battle for autobiography
Spain : the / Ronnie
Smoke screen / Spanish Civil O'Sullivan
36 Sandra Brown 11 War, 1936-1939 12 with Si 18
Meskie pol Figure drawing
swiata / W. & for dummies /
Body count / Shaun T. Jastrun by Kensuke
37 Hutson 11 Eicheberger 12 Okabayashi 18
Successful Criminology
Dreams from my smallholding : for dummies /
father : a story planning, by Steven
of race and starting and Briggs with
38 inheritance 11 managi 12 Joan Fr 18
Business Business
Making Haye : the accounting stripped bare
authorised David basics / Frank : adventures
Haye story / Wood and David of a global
39 Elliot 11 Horne 12 entrepr 18
The history
thieves :
The Russia secrets, lies
Inferno / Dan house / John Le and the
40 Brown 11 Carre´ 12 shaping of 18
Edexcel Sprawa
A feast for crows functional rembrandta /
/ George R.R. skills by Daniel
41 Martin 11 mathematics 12 Silva 17
Liubov vo
When vows are Spartacus : the vremiia chumy
broken / by Samuel gladiator / Ben / Gabriel
42 L. Hair 11 Kane 12 Garcia Marquez 17
Frostbite /
43 Katharsis 11 Eric Pete 12 Krestnyi otets 17
The case for
Easy learning God : what
14th deadly sin / writing : the religion
James Patterson easiest way to really means /
44 and Maxine Paetro 11 accurate and 12 Karen A 17
Get the life
you want / Porwanie /
Mathematics / Mike Richard Bandler Joanna
45 Askew 11 ; foreword by P 12 Chmielewska 17
Arsene Wenger
: the inside
Start your story of
business in 7 days Hard landing / Arsenal under
46 / James Caan 11 Stephen Leather 12 Wenge 17
Shares made R.I.P.D. /
simple : a script, Peter
Knee deep in the beginner's M. Lenkov ;
game / by Boston guide to the pencils, Lucas
47 George 11 stock ma 12 Mar 17
Armageddon /
Faceless / Martina Aaron
48 Cole 11 Dembski-Bowden 12 Dumos ky sala 17
Coach your own The mafia : a
Human race get off life : break cultural
your knees : the down the history /
lion sleeps no barriers to Roberto
49 more 11 succes 12 Dainotto 17
The Usborne
The bazaar of bad encyclopedia of
dreams / Stephen world history /
50 King 11 Jane Bingha 12 Odnaleziony 17

 

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From: Mick Geen <[FOI #774782 email]>
Sent: 16 July 2021 18:58
To: FOI WBC <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of prison library HMP
Wandsworth

 

Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

 

To assist with research studies related to the use of prison libraries in
England and wales could you please provide the following information
regarding the use of the prison library at HMP Wandsworth.

 

1. How many individuals used the library for each year 2008-2018 2. How
many books in total were borrowed from the prison library for each year
2008-2018 3. How many fiction novels were borrowed for each year 2008-2018
4. What were the 50 most borrowed fiction novels for each year 2008-2018
5. How many times were each of the top 50 borrowed novels issued for each
year 2008-2018

 

If this information is not available please give brief explanation for the
lack of data

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mick Geen

 

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Dear FOI WBC,

Thank you for your prompt response and for the information supplied.

Could you please let me know which body or organisation was responsible for providing Wandsworth prison library services pre 2016.

Yours sincerely,

Mick Geen

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Dear Mr Green,

 

GLL has been the contractor for the Prison Library service since 2013,
however, they no longer hold data prior to 2016.

 

Regards,

 

FOI and DPA Officer

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From: Mick Geen <[FOI #774782 email]>
Sent: 02 August 2021 20:50
To: FOI WBC <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Wandsworth Request for Information - 2021/4693 - Wandsworth
prison library

 

Dear FOI WBC,

 

 

 

Thank you for your prompt response and for the information supplied.

 

 

 

Could you please let me know which body or organisation was responsible
for providing Wandsworth prison library services pre 2016.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Mick Geen

 

 

 

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