"There are over forty organizations in the United States that distribute donated books to prisons and incarcerated individuals. One of these nonprofit organizations is Books to Prisoners, located in Seattle, Washington. They have been responding to individual requests for books for close to five decades. We sat down with Andy Chan, who has volunteered there … Continue reading Interview with A Voice From Prison
BTP wins 'Light a Fire' Award
Books to Prisoners is one of 12 Seattle nonprofits recognized for the Seattle Foundation's "Light a Fire" awards.
Reading through a Whole Sentence
Why does sending books to prisoners matter? Find out in "Reading through a Whole Sentence," a two part July article about Books to Prisoners in the University of Washington Daily.
Read Now: Hitting The Books
“You open up these letters and read, ‘I’m in solitary confinement 23 hours a day; I like these kinds of books.' When you get these letters, you can really sense the kind of isolation they feel.”
Listen Now: KBCS interview
"Some people believe prison is only about punishment and should be as bad as possible, But if you believe prison is supposed to rehabilitate, then sending books is a way to empower people so they're not just affected by the other prisoners around them, but are getting positive external influences as well."