Prison libraries range from institutions that are open every day to books-by-mail programs, but these 10 U.S. prisons are well-known for their contributions to literacy, education, and rehabilitation. Or at least they should be.
WAIT, ONE MORE THING! Racine Correctional Institution in Wisconsin (featured as #1 in the list from the above article) has an awesome program called the Shakespeare Prison Project, in which inmates study and rehearse different Shakespeare productions to perform for their fellow prisoners and the surrounding community. Unfortunately over the last month, State Department support for the Shakespeare Project was withdrawn and the participating inmates and program director are now petitioning to restore it.
Show your support for giving incarcerated men and women the opportunity to study and perform Shakespeare by taking a moment to sign their petition.