Law Books for Prisoners:
I am happy to announce that the new edition of the LaFave, Israel, and King one-volume Criminal Procedure hornbook has been published, and that this time, it is LaFave, Israel, King, and Kerr. As one of the authors, I have been given twenty-five copies of the new work by the publisher. That's about twenty-two more copies than I need, as I only need one for work, one for home, and one for mom and dad. So the question is, what to do with the extra 22 treatises sitting in my office?

  One idea I had was to give them to prison law libraries. Maybe I have seen The Shawshank Redemption too many times -- it's my favorite move ever -- but I would think such a volume could be useful and desirable to prisoners and more useful than for any other likely audience. I was able to find a number of Books to Prisoners programs on the web, but I didn't know if any of them are better than any others. And I also noticed that some of the programs require that the books be paperbacks, when this treatise is a hardback book. (I suppose ripping off the cover could turn a copy into a softcover book pretty quickly, but I'm not sure if that counts.)

  So I need your help: Do any readers have any experience with any of these programs, or have any ideas of the best way to get about 20 copies of a new criminal procedure treatise into prison libraries -- or whether copies of the treatise would be considered valuable additions to the libraries in the first place? Thanks for your help.