TENA BOOK DRIVE
For Prisons and Juvenile Centers
Although being the land of the free, the United States has the largest incarcerated population. Despite its credibility in other issues, the U.S. has yet to address its extremely high recidivism rate that keeps inmates within their prison walls. Fortunately, within these prison walls, library services provide opportunities for incarcerated individuals to read and learn while serving their sentenced time. Therefore to support the restoration of many curious yet imprisoned minds TENA is organizing its first book drive. In this book drive, we will be collecting various essentials books to donate to DC Books to Prisons.
In 2018, Black Americans represented 33% of the sentenced prison population, nearly triple their 12% share of the U.S. adult population. Throughout the nation prisons, jails and juvenile centers, African Americans represent a large majority of the population. This can be traced to biased police mentality, over-policing and outdated judicial precedents.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
We all can have an impact this Black History Month by giving what we have to these communities. Knowledge is the cheapest form of rehabilitation and through this book drive you can empower African Americans behind prison walls.
DONATE YOUR BOOKS
Check here for our approved and highly requested books.
Donate to DC Books for Prisons through their wishlists.
MAKE A DONATION
Support through monetary donations.
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