The US Dept. of Education has determined that: of the 2000 inmates released from prison every day, more than half of them have less than an eight grade education; they do not have the educational skill that they need to succeed in legitimate employment.
As of 2011, over $80 billion is spent each year (DOC) to support "corrections." Prison education programs account for about 1% of the total DOC budget.
Providence Books Through Bars is a grass roots, non-profit, all volunteer
prison book program established in 2003. Requests are received for reading materials from
inmates nationwide .