Sunday, August 10, 2014

Books Behind Bars

A few weeks ago, I participated in a forum organized by some community activists in Washington DC.  They were advocating more access to books behind bars- Restorative justice. Chief organizer,  activist Sam Jewler, brought in speakers from different backgrounds, including Free Minds Book Club  to share experiences either as ex offenders, or as advocates for access to education and library services in the DC jails.  Through Sam's advocacy, the DC council recently placed funds in its budget for jail library services.  See report in The Capital Librarian.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This Illinois prisoner writes a blog