One of the most life-changing things that we can do as a society for those who are incarcerated is to not only provide hope to those who feel lost and forgotten, but to also provide pathways for them to develop the necessary life skills to help them turn their lives around as they prepare to integrate back into society. Skills like: decision-making, problem-solving, emotional coping skills, empathy, goal-setting, respect, stress-management, communication, self-awareness, productivity-planning, relationship-building and confidence building are all life skills that they will need in order to stay out of trouble and become productive citizens. And these are the exact skills, that Cassandra Mack's personal growth books emphasize and teach.
So far Cassandra Mack has donated books from her Strategies For Empowered Living Collection to the following prisons/jails care of the prison librarian: Montgomery Women's Facility in AL, Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in DE, Clinton Correctional Facility in NY, Downstate Correctional Facility in NY, California Institution For Women, Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, Florida State Prison, the Ohio Reformatory for Women, and the Detroit Reentry Center.
For those who would like to support the Hope Through Reading Prison ministry initiative or send one of our personal growth books to a loved one who is incarcerated feel free to visit our ministry website: Cassandra Mack Ministries and click on the ministries link or you can go directly to this link Hope Through Reading Project