Opportunity Details

Adult Education
Offenders/Ex-offenders
Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:16+, Orientation Required

Select Books for Prisoners at Prison Book Program


Prison Book Program gives books to individual prisoners in the United States. Prisoners have limited access to books and the program provides them with free books for personal development during incarceration.The Prison Book Program believes that education is a powerful tool that reduces the likelihood that a prisoner will return to the prison system. The Prison Book Program has been supplying individuals and groups of prisoners with quality reading material since 1972. With more than 2 million people locked up in American prisons and jails, and with limited educational programming available, the need for the Prison Book Program's services is great.
 
Volunteers will read letters from prisoners, fill their book requests, and package the books to be shipped. Attention to detail is a very important component of this project!
  • T-Accessible, Red Line (Quincy Center)
This project is reserved for Boston Cares members who have attended an orientation.
Youth Friendly, 14+. All volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.All volunteers under 18 years old must bring a Permission Form signed by a parent or guardian to give to the Project Leader. Please email youth@bostoncares.org or call 617-422-0910 x 209 if you would like to bring youth to this project.
 
Are you interested in bringing donations with you to this event? Click here to view the Prison Book Program's Wish List.

 
       
         
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