Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spanish-language paperbacks and magazines needed for incarcerated immigrants

New library privileges in Davidson County jails

Vanderbilt University graduate student Amada Armenta is collecting Spanish-language paperbacks and magazines for immigrant inmates in Davidson County jails:
As we all know, there are hundreds of immigrants who are currently incarcerated and awaiting removal in Davidson County jails. Up until several months ago, immigrants in custody did not have library privileges. Now they do, but the collection of available books in Spanish is tiny. I am working to change that by collecting Spanish language paperbacks and magazines to donate to the jail.

You can help! If you have any Spanish language paperbacks or magazines that you would like to donate, please let me know. I will come and pick them up.
Armenta can be contacted via e-mail at amada.armentavanderbilt.edu

Photo by Rafael Alvez. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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