By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 30 programs work to provide free books to people incarcerated around the country, improving literacy in prisons and bolstering poorly funded prison libraries. An exhibit opening this week in the Washington State University Terrell Library atrium explores the history and role of these programs.
Elementary education major Kyla Thompson contributes a book to the drive. WSU sociology students are holding a book drive to establish a library for minimum security prisoners. Jennifer Schwartz, assistant professor of sociology, said the idea hatched when she realized federal law allows students to make copies of scholarly publications, but distant education […]