The Suffolk Journal

Breaking down barriers with books

Patrick Holmes

March 1, 2017

In the withering basement of the United First Parish Church in Quincy, MA, built in 1828, volunteers from the surrounding area joined together to package and send books to prisoners across the country to help them survive jail. Every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., people of all ages read l...

Activist discusses mass incarceration in US system

Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan/Journal Staff

Katherine Yearwood

March 25, 2015

With a freshly shaven face and wearing a dark gray ironed out suit, speaker, activist, and professor, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill charmed the audience with his charisma. He held their attention at every point of his speech at the African Meeting House, even with his slight cough. Audience members laughed when...

Prison Book Program draws attention of Suffolk students

Prison Book Program draws attention of Suffolk students

Thalia Yunen

November 6, 2013

There is little room for personal development in prison. Hours spent alone, even with others, are all marked by the time you spend there, whether it be 20 months or 20 years. At United First Parish Church, a Unitarian church in Quincy, the Prison Book Program helps prisoners break out of day-to-day...

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