Inspired by the success of Books in the Nick, Give a Book has recently launched a pilot in three prisons for a new project –Books for First Nighters.
Providing books for those on their first night in custody, the aim of the project is to offer some comfort, mental release to the new arrivals and also hopefully facilitate the relationship between staff and inmates. We are delighted to report that the response so far has been very encouraging:
I can confirm that to date over 40 new committals have availed of the books which were donated by the ‘Give A Book’ charity, with many positive comments being made:
‘amazing this has helped to keep my mind off jail on my first night in here’