Books Through Bars

Books Through Bars
Film Location: 
Philadelphia, PA

The prison system considers learning a low priority. In response, the video Books Through Bars advocates for education to be made available to incarcerated people who may only receive books from recognized publishers, bookstores, or other legitimate distributors. After receiving letters from indigent prisoners, New Society Publishers launched its free Books Through Bars program. Each month, it distributes about 2100 donated books to halfway houses, individual prisoners, and prison libraries.