Prison Literacy Program

According to the Department of Justice, there are more than 700,000 state and federal prisoners that are parents. A majority of those parents say they've never had a personal visit with their children since they were imprisoned. A new program called "Words Travel" allows imprisoned parents an opportunity to develop relationships with their children through reading. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Darryl, an inmate at Monroe Correctional Complex, and Karen Proctor, vice president of Community Affairs and Government Relations with Scholastic.



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