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Interchange – Abbey Friedman, Joanne Stebbins


Host Mylo Roze speaks with two volunteer activists, Abbey Friedman of Boxcar Books & Community Center and Joanne Stebbins of the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. Issues adressed include incarceration, rehabilitation, recidivism, education, prisoner advocacy, class, race and mental illness. Also covered are good statistics about the criminal justice system for different types of offenders and the percentages of our population incarcerated. Midwest P2P regularly receives correspondence from appreciative clients of the service of being sent free reading materials by the organization housed and facilitated by Boxcar Books, a volunteer-run, non-profit community center. Also discussed are the types of books & literature requested by inmates and the restrictions placed upon Pages to Prisoners donations by various criminal justice institutions.

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