Used books fill every available space in the office of the Appalachian Prison Book Project in Morgantown, W.Va., as outreach coordinator Dominique Bruno looks at unopened requests. The volunteer program has so far shipped more than 11,000 free, used books to prisoners in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio and Tennessee.
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published Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For people behind bars in six Appalachian states, they are one of the few forms of escape — hundreds of used books, wrapped in brown paper and stacked thigh-high under a table, just waiting to be shipped.