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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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February’s Volunteer of the Month: Sam

Written on February 4, 2015 at 1:25 am, by Michelle Dillon

Meet Sam, our volunteer of the month for February: “It could be any one of us writing in there.”

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Year in Review – 2014

Written on January 7, 2015 at 6:17 am, by Michelle Dillon

A look back at 2014 and a tribute to Barb Brown, long-time supporter of Books to Prisoners.

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December’s Volunteer of the Month: Maria

Written on December 3, 2014 at 5:05 am, by Michelle Dillon

Meet our Volunteer of the Month for December, Maria: “The most rewarding experience so far has been knowing that I am helping people who want to learn and improve themselves while they are in prison.”

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Left Bank Books Collective needs your help!

Written on November 26, 2014 at 2:55 am, by Michelle Dillon

Left Bank Books, located by Pike Place Market in Seattle, has a special relationship with Books to Prisoners. Since 1973, this bookstore has graciously donated space to receive our incoming prisoner requests and book donations.  Without the help of Left Bank Books, Books to Prisoners would not exist as it now does–and now, this bookstore…

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