We are college students, we are retired people and we are everyone in between. We cannot imagine a world without books.
To understand the humanity of a society, look to their prisons.Dotoevsky
Books are crucial to the political, spiritual and educational
development of all people. Disadvantage has shackled the lives of nearly
all of the over 2 millionpeoplecurrently in our nation’s “Corrections” system. Perhaps the advantage of learning can and will make an important difference between just “doing time” and doing something DYNAMIC with their time.
Prison educational programs have been drastically cut and
most prisoners cannot afford to buy their own books. Most facilities do
not allow family and friends to send books into prisons; they must come
from a bookstore or publisher.
That's where we step in to help.
2 MILLION AMERICANS ARE BEHIND BARS
MOST ARE NON VIOLENT CRIMINALS 80% ARE PARENTS
The current mood within our penile system perpetuates punishment --
period. Rehabilitation has evolved into a foreign concept. We sit in
front of our TV screens buying into the “tough onbcrime” proclamations
and gaping in wonderment at 97% conviction rates. Two-thirds of all inmates released are re-arrested. But what have any of us done to truly diminish crime or pave the way toward reducing recidivism?
Throwing our hands up serves only to contribute to perpetuating a cycle of infringement and incarceration.
“Lock ‘em up and throw away the key;” the mantra of many. Yet,
over 70% of incarcerated Americans are guilty of non-violent crimes.
Untold numbers have been demonized and thrown behind bars for wrongful
accusations. “The land of the free“ has developed into a nation which
represents 25% of the world‘s estimated nine-million-plus prisoners,
even though the U.S. represents only about five percent of the world’s
Our goal is to fight back: one inmate at a time,one book at a time,one caring gesture at a time.
Sending books to prisoners:
Combats recidivism with literacy and education
Provides escape from demoralizing
conditionsMaintains contact with the "outside world"