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The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States. By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars.
The Midwest Pages to Prisoners project is an organization made up of volunteers working in their spare time to provide free books to prisoners. Our volunteers are concerned citizens and activists interested in rehabilitation, rather than punishment.
The project exists to alleviate pain, boredom, and attrition and to provide a direct opportunity for self-education. Additionally, we exist because prison libraries sometimes fail in this respect, and are understocked, or are only able to be patronized during specific and limited hours.
BookMooch and BookMoochers allow us to acquire books for inmates that we would otherwise not be able to obtain due to budgetary constraints and the randomness of unsolicited donations. We have an extraordinarily limited budget for purchasing books, and while unsolicited donations do provide a necessary and critical part of our resources, over half of such donations must be passed on to other organizations or recycled. So THANK YOU!--on behalf of all the inmates we serve and all our volunteers--to all of those who have or continue to send us your materials!