We Are BYOND BOOKS
At BYOND BOOKS, we are passionate about providing incarcerated individuals with access to high-quality reading materials. Our offerings include soft cover photo books, magazines, and other reading materials. Our mission is to promote literacy and inspire people to engage with ideas that will broaden and deepen their understanding of the world around them. We believe that people who may be incarcerated shouldn't be deprived of the transformative power of reading, which is exactly why we are here to help.
WNYC Radio Rookies reporter Deborah Ugo-Omenukwa worked with the Center to explore restorative justice in youth courts. She spoke with our Brownsville Community Justice Center to learn more about restorative approaches to the legal system, and the difference between punishment and consequences.
"We need a vision of a better society: a future grounded in love, justice, accountability, a future grounded in safety and good health," Ashish Prashar makes the argument against incarceration and includes our Red Hook Community Justice Center and Harlem Community Justice Center as examples of successful restorative justice programs.
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