More reading options for Tippecanoe County Jail inmates

More reading options are now available to inmates at the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Posted: May 3, 2019 12:07 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — More reading options are now available to inmates at the Tippecanoe County Jail.

It's all thanks to a partnership between the Friends of West Lafayette Public Library and the Sheriff's Office.

The jail has had short stories and novels for years, but they are outdated and not in good shape.

All books must be paperback and approved by the jail.

Sheriff Bob Goldsmith says books are a great educational tool.

He shared which one is the clear favorite between all the inmates.

"The book they talk about the most when you are back there, for me, in my experience was the Bible," said Goldsmith. "They are all given Bibles and some parents bring them in or friends bring them in for them but that is the book they talked about the most."

Goldsmith said from his experience western is the most popular genre for the inmates.

He says he hopes to add more and more books in the future.

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