SUMMARY: This issue includes a letter of appreciation to prison volunteers, solutions to the cafeteria’s food waste problem, an option piece of same sex relationships in prison and the request for couples to share cells, information on protein-rich diets, the illusion of declining crime rates, the misconception of some prison personas, the need for accountability and changes in prison policy, and increasing rates of BIPOC prisoners.

KEYWORDS: Books Beyond Bars, Community Adult Mentoring and Support, Correction’s Volunteer Appreciation Month, Prisoner Action Coalition, restorative justice

Coded by Bethany Sanjenko