Free Write

Books are worth their weight in gold. They inspire us, educate, and, sometimes, prevent riots or other self-destructive behavior.

Such book as dictionaries help with crossword puzzles or teach us foreign languages, such as English, Spanish, Japanese, Greek, or Hebrew. There’s this one book entitled Shogun, which tells of Japanese words [and facts]. For instance, I didn’t know women could be Samurai (1140 – 1869). Other things it taught me include (but are not limited to) “please” (dozo) and “thank you” (domo). [The book] paints a possible, seemingly realistic portrait of possible occurrences of Feudal Japan, Britain, Spain, Portugal, and to a lesser degree, Eastern Feudal China. I had to check the binding to check whether it was fiction or non-fiction! I found Shogun very inspiring.

[To the] bookstores [that] insert such reading material between the hands of inmates such as myself – Domo!

Written by Michael P
Located in Dade Correctional Institution, Florida

Book Drop off and Volunteer Hours


Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursday 6:30-9:00pm,
Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 pm (vaccines required)
Saturdays: 1:00-4:00pm
(in summer 2022: only 6/4, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20)

Volunteers
must sign up in advance
either just before you come or weeks in advance.

Book Drop Offs
Books can be dropped off during volunteer hours. You do not need to sign up in advance, but check the sign up page to make sure we are open.

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We rely on your support

 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!

Donations can be mailed to:

Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169

DONATE TODAY

Prison Book Program relies on the support of people like you.

Just $3 covers the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library of donated books!

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