Better World Books grants PBP $5,000 for GED Initiative

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Our very own Prison Book Program is a winner of the first annual Better World Books Literacy and Education in Action Program (LEAP) award!

Through the grant, 220 prisoners will receive GED test preparation materials and dictionaries so that they can earn their GEDs and have viable options for work when they are released.

According to the Department of Justice, 77% of prisoners have not received a high school diploma. Yet GEDs are necessary for almost any job, and a New York Department of Corrections study showed that prisoners who earn their GED are up to 14% less likely to return to prison within the next three years.

Visit Better World Books for more information on the LEAP awards and the six other grant winners. And visit the Prison Book Program to make your own donation!

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