Tag Archives: Dictionaries

Thank You – People Are Lining Up For Sudoku

SudokuDear Sir or Madam:
Just a short note to thank you for the books you and your organization have sent, (i.e. Websters Dictionary; Websters thesaurus; and Sudoku puzzle book).  The thesaurus and dictionary have been put to immediate use and there’s a line of individuals lining up to try their hand at Sudoku!  Just thought you’d like to know.  🙂
Thanks again for thinking of those of us who are incarcerated, it truly means a lot!
A prisoner from Florida

Book Request – Dictionary is Held Together By Box Tape

dictionariesonshelfNearly 10 years ago I enrolled in a GED class and needed a dictionary to assist me in the class. Another prisoner gave me your organization’s information and told me to write to you about getting one. Well I did, and now, all these years later I have obtained my associates degree in paralegal studies, and I’d like to thank you for sending me that dictionary so many years ago. It was a contribution to me getting this far in my educational endeavors. Thank you.

My reason for sending this memo to you today is to respectfully ask for another dictionary. The one I got from your organization back in the day is on it’s last leg – held together by box tape and split at it’s bindings. I’d be grateful for any dictionary you might send my way. And if you have one available any kind of law dictionary or legal thesaurus.

– Eugene – Wisconsin.

Book Request – I Would Love to Be Able to Read and Write to My Son

Webster's Large Print Dictionary“I have to have my roommate help me with the big words. I need a large print dictionary so I can see them.  I have only been reading now for about 21 months.  I am 46 years old and when I get out of prison, my son will be 11 years old. And I would love to be able to read and write to my son.  So please if you all could see to help me I will be able to help my son when I get home.  The dictionary will help learn how to spell big words.”

Essay – The dictionary: a significant asset in prison

The Prison Book Program is so overwhelmingly important to prisoners in the correctional facilities because it helps us prisoners build our mental perspective on life. I mean lets face it, a lot of inmates have a “cowboys and Indians” approach or outlook on life. When an inmate reads a book or anybody for that matter, their immediate actions and decisions are largely determined by the ideas and points given in the book. When a person reads a book not only is their actions influenced but their emotions are influenced as well.

Essay – 600,000 words

Dear PBP Friends,

Let me start off by saying thank you for all of the reading material you send those of us who are imprisoned.Books have become important to me because it is a form of escape. Most prisoners did very little reading when they were free, and those of us who did, continue to read in prison. We spread the word about how books are so much better than TV because there are no TV ads to interrupt you.