Thank you for your Prison Book Program. It is good to know there are people out there who realize we inmates have value and worth. I am curious about your organization, how it works and what I need to do. First a little about myself.
I was raised in a large family and was taught early on to work hard and accept responsibility for myself. Unfortunately, I am currently incarcerated. However I am trying to use my time here to improve myself. I hope to rejoin society soon with a better appreciation of freedom and personal responsibility.
There is a small library here on the present compound as well as the local library where we can send a written request for books. More often than not they do not have the specific book I requested.
As I stated earlier I am trying to use the time here in a positive manner. As a result, I have reignited areas of interest. I’ve read books on Unitarianism, conservative philosophy, free markets and capitalism. I formed a discussion group here, and we meet weekly to talk about current affairs. This has improved my mind and interpersonal skills.
I have been able to read Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith, Democracy In America by Alexis de Tocqueville as well as other more recent publications on free trade and economics.
Most of the more recent books always seem to refer to secrets in books that are often quoted – The Road To Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek, Capitalism And Freedom by Milton Freedman and Free To Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman. I have tried unsuccessfully to obtain or borrow these books.
I would be extremely grateful if you could send me any or all of the aforementioned tiles. Of course they do not have to be new. Used or shopworn copies would be more than adequate. I would donate them to the prison library after I read them.
I appreciate your organization. Thank you for your time consideration with request. I look forward to hearing from you.
Financial donations are the single factor that limits the number of people we can serve. Just $3 is the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library!
Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169