Folsom State Prison raises money for at-risk youth literacy program

At top, from left, are Matt Tincher (Sponsor), Paulette Greenhouse (916 Ink), Shane Mollring (Sponsor), Rachelle Fernandez (916 Ink), Brett Stults (916 Ink) Katie McCleary (916 Ink), Chief Deputy Warden Jared Lozano, Karin Erickson (916 Ink), Community Resources Manager Tim Polasik, Warden Ron Rackley and the Gavel Club members.

At top, from left, are Matt Tincher (Sponsor), Paulette Greenhouse (916 Ink), Shane Mollring (Sponsor), Rachelle Fernandez (916 Ink), Brett Stults (916 Ink) Katie McCleary (916 Ink), Chief Deputy Warden Jared Lozano, Karin Erickson (916 Ink), Community Resources Manager Tim Polasik, Warden Ron Rackley and the Gavel Club members.

By Lt. Joseph Tuggle, AA/Public Information Officer
Folsom State Prison

Folsom State Prison (FSP) inmates in the Gavel Club, an Inmate Leisure Time Activity Group, raised more than $5,000 for at-risk youth.

The club promotes communication and leadership development. In February, a food sale raised $5,145.41, which was donated to 916 Ink of the Sacramento region. The donation will help with supplies and publishing costs to increase literacy skills for at-risk youth.

Since 2011, 916 Ink has led the effort to promote youth literacy in Sacramento by empowering at-risk youth through creative writing, thereby developing strong readers and inspired writers who lead a higher quality of life due to increased literacy skills and improved academics.

The non-profit organization has published more than 50 books, serving more than 1,700 young authors in the Sacramento region.

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

Learn more about 916 Ink, https://www.916ink.org/

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1 Response

  1. Cathy Wright Thursday, June 2, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Amazing group of men who have made this happen! Proud moment.

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