Jordet, Judith. corrections.com.
"Reading has a pro-social effect on the reader because the author creates characters to act and react within a social context. When an inmate identifies with a character, he experiences decisions and choices made in a social context and anticipates the consequences for the character. One aspect of criminal thinking is that they often do not sense consequences for their actions because they do not recognize their own social context. This is one reason why I am passionate about promoting reading among inmates. The other reason is to provide an invitation to pro-social bonding with the library."