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Prisoners' Reading Habits Help Promote Books... and Early Release

A new Brazilian campaign leverages prisoners' interest in reading to help promote books to a wider audience as well as allowing the inmates to earn time off their sentence.

According to a recent survey in Brazil, only 56 per cent of the country's population reads regularly, and the average Brazilian reads less than five books per year.

Meanwhile, a different Brazilian survey revealed that prison inmates read nine times more than the national average. So, following a recommendation from the National Justice Council (CNJ), prisoners from all over Brazil were given the opportunity to not only read a variety of titles but also to produce…to continue reading please subscribe now

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