Book Donations Sought for “Books Behind Bars” Project

Books-Behind-BarsBeginning March 6, 2017, members of our legal community are invited to donate non-legal books for the “Books Behind Bars” project to supply books for the Non-Legal Library at the Clark County Detention Center. This project is inspired by the belief that reading helps to reduce recidivism in inmates.

Guidelines for book donations:

  • No Hardcovers
  • No Romance Novels
  • No “True Crime” Novels
  • No Legal Material
  • Books in Spanish welcome and needed too

Donations of non-legal books can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor of Wiener-Rogers Law Library at UNLV – William S. Boyd School of Law. Additional donation sites are welcome. If you would have a question about or host a donation box, please contact law student  Seleste Hamilton.

On April 8, 2017, the donation of books will be made to the Clark County Detention Center. This will be the first of what is hopefully to be many donation dates. Update 3/28/2017: On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., volunteers plan to meet up at Clark County Law Library (to count/process books) before delivery to the Clark County Detention Center.

The “Books Behind Bars” project is a community service effort by the Black Law Student Association and  Criminal Law SocietyWieners-Rogers Law Library, Clark County Bar Association, Nevada Legal Services, and the  Clark County Law Library to collect books for inmates at the Clark County Detention Center.