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Review for Books To Prisoners, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As far as I'm concerned, mass incarceration is our greatest national scandal. (And there is plenty of competition.) Prisoners may be "necessary" for public safety reasons and even because people can change when met with consequences. But we've collectively dropped the ball on the most important function of a legal system--rehabilitation. As I watch vulture capitalists like Tom Gores reap profits off of families of incarcerated people, I started to look for small ways that I could fight back. Through a from from Inside Books in Austin, I learned of Books to Prisonsers, and once I looked into the org and met a couple of its organizers, I was hooked.

I don't care what you did. You are still a human being. Knowledge is power. We'll see most of these people on the inside again. I want them to emerge better, wiser, more empowered to make some changes. Books to Prisoners is my small way of advocating for that.

(Note: I even asked a BTP worker to speak to my high school students in Bolivia. See the attached.)


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