Sunday, March 27, 2011

Donations criteria

I have been getting questions about donations since the Washington Post article.  Below are the criteria
We try to provide up to date information that will assist the inmates to make a successful reentry back to the community.  We have current legal databases and current reference books
What we do not accept:
  • Old magazines
  • Old law books
  • Text books
  • Old classics
  • Damaged materials, including books that are brown with age.
  • Any material that compromises security, for example, materials on how to on building bombs, making weapons, martial arts, attack strategies, pornography, etc.

What we accept if materials are in good condition:
  • Reference materials no older than 2 years
  • Current Non Fiction (psychology, self help, self improvement, relationships, starting your own business, business plan, career, English language dictionaries, health information
  • Anything on the NYT and Washington Post Bestseller Lists
  • Popular authors, like Grisham, Ludlum, Patterson, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Patricia Cornwell, Grafton, etc.
  • Mysteries, horror, romance, books by African-American writers
  • Materials that enhance our occupational programs.  Landscaping, building, roofing, plumbing, etc.

Any questions Contact:  Glennor Shirley  email:

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