Book Clubs for Inmates (BCFI) is supported by over 80 volunteers who generously donate their time as book club facilitators, parolee support, readers, and others who have found a variety of ways to share their talents with BCFI.
In 2013, Paul facilitated the opening of a Book Club for Inmates at Stony Mountain Institute, near his home city of Winnipeg. With his background of 26 years managing with prisons for youth, Paul had extensive experience with the correctional system and could understand issues and concerns ‘from both sides of the bars’. Even before the club started, he knew that men serving long sentences often felt lonely and abandoned – and that a book club had the power to make a difference in their lives.
Paul has not only stayed a part of this book club, he also helped establish another club for men in minimum security. Read more about Paul.