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At this D.C. jail, a book club offers a safe space

Clip: 06/26/2019 | 6m 10s Video has closed captioning.

Reading and writing can provide a profession, a passion or an escape from reality. In Washington, D.C., the Free Minds Book Club positions the activities as mechanisms through which incarcerated people can express themselves in healthy and constructive ways. As Jeffrey Brown reports, inmates who participate in the organization have a much lower recidivism rate than the national average.

Aired: 06/26/19

Rating: NR

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