Tag Archives: Importance Of Education

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.

Essay – Books of Joy

I am a 58 year old white male doing 20 flat years in a Louisiana prison. I came from a very dysfunctional home in Kentucky. I started out life more or less as a functional illiterate child with very little education. Somehow, I did manage to get a 8th grade education. It was years later that I realized that I need more education in order to survive in the “real world”. I learned that having a good education meant having a good job and a place in life itself.

Essay – Webster’s Dictionary Has Made an Impact on Me

Prison is an environment that can either help us grow intellectually or fall farther away from learning. Prisoners therefore have a choice, read and learn, maintain a former way of thinking, or digress farther away from learning.

Essay – Books are Necessary for Education

Educational programs in today’s prisons are inadequate to say the least. Over the years, funding for prison educational programs has been put to pay for housing, feeding, and the basic needs of the ever-increasing inmate population.

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.