The Center for Appellate Litigation‘s Books Beyond Bars Program is the newest component of CAL’s holistic approach to client advocacy. Founded in November 2016, BBB’s mission is to provide reading materials to indigent incarcerated individuals and to advocate for policies that support prisoners’ access to information. BBB’s goal is to encourage literacy, education, self-empowerment, person growth, and simply to provide a brief escape from the dehumanization of the criminal justice system.
BBB’s goal is to give our clients a diversion from the trying realities of their daily lives. We think books are liberating, and our clients agree. Feedback has been universally positive from participants, who constantly share with us how important the program is to them.
How you can help
We would love your support. Please visit our wishlist to help us fulfill specific client requests, or fill out the form below to donate books.