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Review for Storybook Project Of Arkansas Inc, Cherokee Vlg, AR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This project, which is more than 20 years old, is a hidden gem. The volunteers reach thousands of children throughout the nation by allowing their (Department of Corrections-approved) incarcerated parents and grandparents to read stories to their families. The readings are recorded, and the books and recording are sent to the children several times a year. The feedback from families; inmates; prison officials, guards and chaplains, lets us know that this is a healing and productive effort which affords inmates not only a crucial way to be a part of their children's lives but also a better chance at moving back into society once their sentences are complete by maintaining family ties. As a volunteer, I am blessed and moved every time we visit a prison or jail.

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