The idea for the book club grew from a discussion at last spring’s Educational Justice and Appalachian Prisons Symposium, an event co-sponsored by the Appalachian Prison Book Project.
For the past 10 years, the community and West Virginia University-based nonprofit organization has received more than 20,000 letters from imprisoned people expressing how needed — and essential — reading is. Members have sent books to imprisoned men and women in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Now, the group’s organizers said, they are ready to do more. Read more at–