We recently found out about Liberation Library. We support their mission to provide books to incarcerated kids. Reading is one way to broaden the mind and improve empathy when travel and experience are not possible.
Unlike other charities that provide books to prisoners , the Chicago-based Liberation Library fulfills specific requests from incarcerated children within their service area: the Kewanee, Perre Marquette, and Harrisburg facilities in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice System .
Defending prisoners’ right to read makes prisons safer, no matter how old or young the incarcerees are.
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