American Compassion is Second to None
Just recently American prisoners have been identified as among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus. In preparation, for the effect that Covid-19 will have on the incarcerated, the prisons have now been locked down. In basic terms that means that prisoners are confined to a space the size of the bathroom found in the average American home. The small space of confinement contains a sink, a toilet, two beds, two lockers, and of course two people. The prisoners have no access to a recreation yard or a library. Most of the "around the clock" time spent in a cell, is spent laying in bed reading anything that's available.
Needless to say, a bag lunch is often the highlight of the day, and a new book is an unimaginable gift.
Some prisons and jails have closed their libraries and reading areas leaving inmates with limited reading materials.