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'A Sense Of Humanity': Prison Book Project Celebrates 20 Years

By JENNIE MCKEON/WUWF• DEC 28, 2019


On a recent Sunday morning inside Open Books, a handful of volunteers are busy moving throughout the store trying to fulfill requests for books to send to Florida prisoners.


One volunteer looks through a shelf stacked with old westerns — a popular request — while another grabs a title from the science fiction section. The stacks are taken to a room in the back where two more volunteers are diligently packing up the books to be sent to prisoners around the state.


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Lorenzo Anthony looks through magazines and books to send. CREDIT JENNIE MCKEON/WUWF

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