Tag Archives: GED

Thank You – PBP Gave Me the Courage to Take and Pass My GED


Dear Lucy Parsons Center:

I would like to thank each and every one at the center for giving me the courage to take and pass my GED in 2009.

I have taken up numerous vocational trades: brick block and stone masonry, automotive technology, horticulture, and I am now working on computer coding. I would have never been able to accomplish these goals in my life without the tools (books) that were donated by your organization. Thank you very much.

<a prisoner from Georgia>


Book Request – GED Course for Prisoner in Solitary

Dear PBP:

First I am of a 10th grade level and desire a GED. I am six years in solitary confinement; therefore, I can only achieve a GED via a mail course. Please help me in finding a way to accomplish this.

Writing and art are my interests. And I am in need of a variety of books to which I shall list in order of desire. Thus giving many options to see what is available. These are

  • Hobby pen and ink art, color pencil art
  • Social science
  • Psychology

Thank you for your time and dedication to our cause.

Michael, Louisiana

Thank You – Got My GED and a College Degree

graduation_cap_and_diplomaFirst I want to thank you for your program. Two years ago I received GED and education books for college. Well since then I have gotten my GED and in a month will finish with college, where I’m going to receive my degree in business management. All thanks to your program. Also, I did as you asked and passed on the GED book which has helped two fellow inmates get their GED’s. As soon as I’m done with the college program I will pass that book on also.

There are two reasons I wrote. One is to thank you guys for your program and two, in 24 days I will have my degree in Business management, I would like to request some book on starting your own business.

Also to let you know I am to be released from prison in five months, so I would like to ask this be a speedy request. Again thank you guys for all your help and hope you can help me again with my request.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter and look forward to your reply.

Thomas – Maryland

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.

Essay – Help needed to prepare for GED

Like many states, Oklahoma prisons offer very few programs for inmates to better themselves and prepare to return to society. And that was before the budget cuts. There’s no point in cutting the programs budget. There are so few programs and they are offered so infrequently that they’re practically nonexistent.