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Buy books; support Books to Prisoners

Written on November 19, 2015 at 5:48 am, by Michelle Dillon

Shop at Barnes & Noble during December and support Books to Prisoners.

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H.O.P.E. Hoopla

Written on November 13, 2015 at 2:41 am, by Michelle Dillon

The H.O.P.E. Hoopla is a gathering of local nonprofits that are dedicated to reforming the correctional system. Come to Red Square on the UW campus on November 18, 11-4 pm, to learn about opportunities happening around Seattle!

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NC4RSO Panel

“Volunteer in a Prison? Are You Mad?”

Written on November 3, 2015 at 1:02 am, by Michelle Dillon

November 6: Join Books to Prisoners for a panel discussion on prison and reentry work.

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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of PLN

Written on October 8, 2015 at 5:12 am, by Michelle Dillon

Celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of Prison Legal News on November 9th.

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September’s Volunteer of the Month: Curtis

Written on September 4, 2015 at 3:21 am, by Michelle Dillon

Curtis has been volunteering with Books to Prisoners since March. He enjoys finding books to donate and, in his spare time, photographing the city. Read more in our profile of our Volunteer of the Month!

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A mentally ill inmate who is under solitary confinement at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Va., peers from behind his cell door, November 29, 2004. The Hampton Roads cities of Portsmouth, Norfolk, Newport News, and Hampton contribute to the Regional Jail and often send the most intense mental cases to the jail. (AP Photo/Virginian-Pilot, Chris Tyree)

July 23

Written on July 22, 2015 at 2:14 am, by Michelle Dillon

Join the National Day of Action to End Solitary Confinement on July 23.

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Wrapping Party - August 31

Written on July 10, 2015 at 4:34 am, by Michelle Dillon

Come to our wrapping party on Monday, August 31, from 6 pm to 10 pm. We currently have more than 30 boxes of packages waiting to be wrapped!

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Help earn a LEAP grant for Books to Prisoners

Written on June 8, 2015 at 10:59 pm, by Michelle Dillon

Vote for Books to Prisoners for a 2015 LEAP grant and help educate aspiring entrepreneurs.

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“15 to Review” Campaign Kickoff

Written on May 29, 2015 at 3:15 am, by Michelle Dillon

Please join the Washington Coalition for Parole for a community briefing on upcoming parole issues in Washington State. Come learn how the Coalition for Parole¬†is preparing for the 2016 legislative session, and how you can help make a review process a reality for the men and women with life or effective life sentences. Your participation…

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May’s Volunteer of the Month: Toby

Written on April 21, 2015 at 11:42 pm, by Michelle Dillon

Meet our Volunteer of the Month for May, Toby: “A really new experience for me was reading personal letters from prisoners across the nation, and getting brief hints of their personality, goals, desires, and hardships through their words.”

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