Criminology Book Collections for Indiana County Jail

Posted on 12/13/2013 12:01:35 PM

Stacie Merken, Kyle Ward, and Darla Darno with Books for ChildrenThe Criminology Student Chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison Society collected children’s books for the chapter’s “Reading for a Change Program” at the Indiana County Jail.

Student chapter members audio record jail inmates reading to the children. The recordings and a copy of the books are mailed to the child. The program is designed to enhance inmates’ readings skills and social interaction with family members.

Pictured are Stacie Merken, Kyle Ward, and Darla Darno.

The Department of Criminology also collected books for the jail inmate library and the parenting room for visiting children.