Why prison libraries matter for inmates, jailers and book donors

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  • The Intellectual Uhler, RP
    Feb. 14, 2018 2:33 a.m.

    Providing reading material to prepare prisoners for their release is understandable. What is beyond my comprehension is giving praise to a convicted murderer by putting their name in print. The person dearest to me on this earth was murdered and convicted by one of the prisoners your article praises. It’s been nearly 20 years since my loved one was brutally murdered. Unfortunately time does not heal all wounds and I can’t begin to express how hurtful it is to see this individual praised in print.

  • shamrock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2018 2:00 p.m.

    Like other readers, I wondered how I could donate to Books Inside. They have a website with a "Donate" page. Just go to booksinside (dot) org

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2018 12:02 p.m.

    Thanks for your effort in a very badly needed arena. I will be offering assistance & donations directly.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 15, 2018 11:57 a.m.

    A great person doing great work!
    She needs to start a "Go Fund Me" page so people can contribute, or at least give an address for contributions.

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2018 7:45 a.m.

    What a great story! Is there any way I/we can help?

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 14, 2018 8:47 p.m.

    This was an excellent, well-researched article. Thank you for all you do to provide this service.

  • Susan in VA Alexandria, VA
    Jan. 13, 2018 9:14 a.m.

    This is the epitome of love thy neighbor. What a wonderful daily act of service. Bless all who help her.

  • Mack2828 Ft Thomas, KY
    Jan. 13, 2018 8:17 a.m.

    This is wonderful! God bless you Toby.

  • Gregory American Fork, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 5:36 p.m.

    Absolutely worth while efforts. Thank you.