Article of Interest
Illinois Prison System Spent Less Than $300 On Books Last Year - WILL, 4/16/18
- This article outlines how our state prisons are reliant on volunteer groups like 3Rs for reading materials, as there is no designated funding for them.
The Carbondale 3Rs chapter continues to thrive. Carbondale Public Library (CPL) holds a Spring and Fall book sale each year, and invites prison librarians/staff to choose free books after these sales. CPL provides free books throughout the year upon individual correction librarians' requests for books.
Murphysboro Sallie Logan Library holds 3 book sales a year, and also invites prison librarians/staff to choose free books after these sales. A staff member from the Murphysboro Re-entry Center received 17 boxes of free books after one such sale.Prison librarians were also invited in June, 2018 by the retiring owners of the used book store in Carbondale, Bookworm, to choose free books. They had been very supportive of the Carbondale 3R's Project in the past.
News & Brews - Riggs Beer Company
3Rs member Barbara Kessel and 3Rs advocate Michael O'Connor will serve as panelists to discuss Books in Prisons: Why So Complicated?
The discussion will take place Tuesday, July 24th. News & Brews is presented by Illinois Newsroom and WILL. More information can be found here: http://www.riggsbeer.com/index.php/event/news-brews-2/2018-07-24/