The Freethought Books Project provides donations of secular and freethinking literature to prisoners, inmates in mental hospitals, books to prisoners projects, and others in need. The program also connects inmates to volunteer pen pals, who correspond with secular humanist, atheist, and other inmates who are connected to the project. This project has been administered by the Center for Inquiry since 2013.
U.S. Inquiry Finds a ‘Culture of Violence’ Against Teenage Inmates at Rikers Island
Ernie LeBlanc, father of Jason LeBlanc, 42, who died in custody, wants a public inquiry, but jail cell deaths don't require a mandatory public inquest when caused by non-natural events like overdose or suicide.