Goodreads Voice: The Prison Library Project
By Goodreads Staff | Published Feb 28, 2011 03:32PM
The Prison Library Project provides free reading material to the incarcerated nationwide, most of whom have little or no access to books. Funding for prison educational programs is often limited, so the PLP works to fill the gap, spurred by the belief that exposure to reading leads to greater personal growth and rehabilitation. The nonprofit, which is mostly staffed by volunteers, mails more than 30,000 books, magazines, and audio tapes each year to libraries and inmates in 600 prisons, jails, and detention centers throughout the United States. Every $3 contribution sends a book to a prisoner.
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