Unbound Books is a program of Brothers in Blue Reentry that exists to help bridge the gap and provide a steady stream of new books to Prison Libraries. Our intensive programs serve those who are preparing to reenter society. Unbound Books is a way for us to give to all of the incarcerated people in the prisons we serve, not just those who have a release date.
The number one factor in reducing the recidivism rate in US prisons is education. Education is the key to the hard work of forging a new life when a person is released from prison. Educational programming in prisons is often lacking. While people wait, they read. In fact, they read everything they can get their hands on.
In addition to valuable skills and knowledge, books teach us empathy. When people read, they learn to see the world through a different lens. Books give the people we serve an opportunity to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.