Do prisoners have access to non-religious books?
February 17, 2010
ACA member Manuel Serratos has become the local champion for the Inside Book Project, which collects and donates books to Texas prisoners.
The IBP donates books in several categories. But the supply comes mostly from private donations, which reflect the Texan profile, religious. There are way too many religious books and simple novels, with little left to science. Religion is strongly preached in jail, regardless the little or no effect it has on reducing crime. Those people have had a very limited knowledge supply through their lives and more needs to be done.
If you have books that you would like to donate, bring them to a Regular Sunday Meeting where Manuel, a regular attendee, will accept them. Alternatively, you can donate them directly. This is a great way to give hungry minds some great food for thought.
From the officers:
The ACA Lecture Series continues Sunday, May 10th at 12:15pm at the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe. Steve Bratteng will talk on "Your Mother's Day Gift to You: Your Microbiome Starter Kit." The lecture is free and open to the public. The building opens at noon.