|New policy rewrites rules on donated books for inmates|
|By pittnews.com- Emily Wolfe|
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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