ABERDEEN, Wash. — An inmate who has been incarcerated at a prison in Aberdeen for 15 years showed his appreciation for the library with a donation of $200.
Laura Sherbo, the Washington State Library program manager in charge of state corrections center libraries, received a letter and $200 from an inmate named Brian at Stafford Creek Corrections Center.
The libraries provide inmates with a place to read, learn and prepare to re-enter society.
Here is Brian’s letter:
The Washington State Library partners with the Department of Corrections and Department of Social and Health Services to provide library services to inmates in nine adult correctional facilities and patients in two adult psychiatric hospitals, Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital.
It is also the only state library in America that provides prison library services that include library facilities and in-house staff. The Washington State Library has run its institutional libraries for more than 50 years.
People who are interested in supporting the Washington State Library and its programs like the Institutional Library Services can make a donation to the Washington State Center Trust by going here.
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