[It's on and happening!]
The Freethought Books Project is CFI's response to the abundant religious material and proselytizing found in our prison system. We send freethought books—secular, scientific, non-religious literature—to prisoners who request it, and we are also offering a pen pal program. Over 30 prisoners have requested pen pals so far!
To get this off the ground, we're starting the Freethought Books Project Correspondence Club. Come to SPOT Coffee on MLK Day (a day on, not a day off!) and get paired with a prisoner pen pal (or a few). Letter-writing supplies including pens, stationary, envelopes, and stamps will be provided -- all you need to bring is yourself.
We request that volunteers be freethinkers and identify as agnostic, secular, humanist, atheist, or the like. We are not trying to spread non-belief in prisons—prisoners often write to us saying they don't have any connections to non-religious people, however, so the pen pal program is fulfilling a need for that connection. Questions and comments can be sent to [masked]. Thanks!