Inside Books Project
Folktale Creative is excited to partner with the fantastic folks at Inside Books Project, a Texas books to prisoners project.
Inside Books receives written requests from inmates for books and resource guides; in 2014, they received over 18,000 requests and sent out over 35,000 free books to prisoners.
Cuts to prison education programs and libraries continue to highlight the emphasis on punishment over rehabilitation. The benefits of literacy in inmates’ post-incarceration lives are well-documented, and evidence points to a beneficial relationship between additional reading and increased literacy.