Assistance for the African Prisons Project

AdvocAid a civil society organisation based and registered in Sierra Leone and founded in 2006 will be receiving books recently packed by students from the London School of Economics. The organisation advocates for women in prison by facilitating access to legal representation and advice, providing literacy and legal education classes and offering welfare support, including community reintegration. The African Prisons Project (APP) ensures that libraries installed or refurbished in prisons will be freely accessible by inmates at the facility. Generally the aim is to provide a range of reading material in both English and local language(s), from basic children’s books up to specialist texts such as legal books. When APP installs legal libraries not only are they available for inmates, but lawyers and others visiting the prison have a ready resource to assist inmates, whilst the books themselves encourage lawyers to visit prisons which is a real problem in the first place.