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New policy rewrites rules on donated books for inmates
By pittnews.com- Emily Wolfe
Published: 10/09/2018

Amanda, an inmate at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institute at Cambridge Springs, always had one thing to look forward to — a package from Book ‘Em, a Pittsburgh-based program that operates through the Thomas Merton Center, a nonprofit social justice organization, and donates books to Pennsylvania prisoners.

“Your program really helped me,” she wrote in a letter to Book ‘Em. “When I’m feeling down and depressed, I read. It takes my mind off things.”

Now, government policies preventing inmates from receiving books have halted Book ‘Em in its tracks.

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