(Rocky Hil, CT) For the past 6 years the CT Prison Book Connection has provided free reading materials to those locked behind bars. The mission statement from their Facebook page reads:
(1) Respond to the needs of our imprisoned sisters and brothers.
(2) Aid those behind bars in attaining personal growth and educational goals.
(3) Contribute to reduced recidivism rates and ease prisoners’ reintegration into outside society, upon their release.
Book giving evolved from founding members’ letter writing. Noticing a need, they turned to community. Many prisoners don’t have access to books. Today there are 20 state collectives that operate.
“I try to think of what Dr. Cornel West says ‘Justice is what love looks like in public’ and that is our operating belief. bring some measure of justice to each of these peoples lives” -Nicole Beaucar
p.o. box 946 rocky hill, ct 06067-0946