Couple sends books to Dallas County Jail inmates: “You are not forgotten”

Amy Christie

A couple has set out on a kindness mission to show inmates that someone still cares. Diane and Robert E. Findlay from Iowa are donating books to the prisoners in the Dallas County Jail. The token of appreciation could go a long way to showing inmates why it’s worth changing their life and they may find a new dream waiting between the covers of a new book.

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One couple has decided to look past what someone has done to show them kindness. By giving books to the Dallas Jail, they’re trying to help build confidence and goodwill. And they’re also striving to make this experience a personal one for each inmate, according to Sunnyskyz.

The couple shared that the reason they’re doing this is faith and they want to show that everyone matters, even those who made mistakes.

“Because they’re not always thought of,” the couple added. The idea to send inmates reading material came from their book club.
“They made mistakes and they have a lot of time on their hands and if we can help them use that time constructively that’s a good thing,” Diane shared with Good Morning Iowa.

The couple also sent surveys to the inmates asking what kind of books they’re interested in.

“People were interested in every genre that we presented, from poetry to westerns and self-help and languages. So, we are working at trying to get all those genres,” Robert explained.

So far, they have donated three carts of books to Dallas County Jail and the Chief Deputy said the inmates enjoy it very much.

“Inmates have something to look forward to. They’re busy with that, which makes everybody a little less tense,” Adam Infante, the chief deputy, said.

The couple wants to make sure that those who think that they have been forgotten or overlooked understand that they are important.

“The attitude we bring to it is to try to be respectful,” Diane concluded.

Giving inmates a new path to learning and dreaming is certainly invaluable.

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