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Open Books volunteers send books to inmates

Troy Moon, tmoon@pnj.com Published 12:53 p.m. CT May 5, 2017 | Updated 1:14 p.m. CT May 5, 2017


The pickers are picking. The packers are packing. And within days, about 100 inmates in prisons across Florida will receive books from Pensacola.


Each week, volunteers meet at the Open Books bookstore to send books to inmates across the state. The Open Books Prison Book Project sends about 200 books a week — two per inmate — to prisoners who request them.


Letters are read, and then the "pickers" pull books from the shelf and deliver them to a backroom where "packers" put the books in large envelopes, affix the address and seal them up.



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https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/05/05/pensacola-open-books-florida-prisoners/101263080/

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