A high school friend has been in prison for a very, very long time. (Yes he was a bad boy, I doubt he'll ever get out.) He is the librarian at the prison, so I've sent him a few books from time to time. I sent some fiction, a biography of Keith Richards, another of Carlos Santana, etc... He says the books I've sent have been circulating, getting interest and approval.
Here are the next two I'm considering.The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
. This book has been banned from some prisons, so I'm not sure if it will actually get through, but worth a try to find out...Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
. Sounds like interesting theories about the future of humanity.Do you have any suggestions for a prison library?
My friend is well educated, taught Latin in high school, however that is certainly not true for the average inmate. They already have enough John Grisham books.
If anyone can find a crossword puzzle book in Latin, I would be in your debt. The books must ship from a business such as Amazon to preclude shennanigans.