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Penn College, Bucknell Donate Books to Nonprofit

The nonprofit organization Books Through Bars recently received hundreds of textbooks as a result of a book drive hosted by Pennsylvania College of Technology and Bucknell University.

The book drive was coordinated by Brandon J. Close, of Williamsport, president of Penn College’s Collegiate Association for County Correctional Education, and Shawna Meiser, a legal assistant and representative of the Lewisburg Prison Project. Close, who earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing in May, and Meiser hosted campuswide book drives at Penn College and Bucknell University.

All of the collected books were donated to the Books Through Bars organization, which provides educational materials to correctional institutions across the country. Books Through Bars advocates for correctional education and utilizes its book-distribution service to “build innovative programs designed to engage a broad cross section of the general public in thinking critically about issues of imprisonment.”

The Lewisburg Prison Project Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides legal and other assistance to prisoners in central Pennsylvania. The organization is dedicated to the principle that prisoners are persons with incontestable rights to justice and compassion, and it strives to provide safeguards for their constitutional and human rights.

The Penn College CACCE is a postsecondary, special-interest group of the Correctional Education Association and the first student organization in the nation with a mission of enhancing educational opportunities for those incarcerated in county facilities.

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