Our programs directly address what we believe is central to the problem of mass incarceration in the U.S.:
- Systemic social, educational, and economic inequality that leads to relentless cycles of poverty and crime
- Poor access to quality educational programming and materials
- Lack of public knowledge about of the factors that lead to imprisonment, the real cost to society, and alternatives to imprisonment
For over 20 years we have been we have tackling these issues through a range of innovative programs that directly and positively impact all who participate.
BTB’s original and longest-running program. In short: prisoners ask us for books, and we send them. Get the details >>
Innovative correspondence courses for individuals incarcerated in Pennsylvania, with a special focus on prisoners in solitary confinement or maximum security, who often have little access to educational options. Learn more >>
Educating the public at large is critical to contributing towards broader societal change. BTB conducts service learning workshops for groups and participates panels and public events addressing incarceration. Join us >>