BooksForInmates.info was created by Bill Dyer. In 1988, while working for DuPont Explosives, he was robbed and shot during a robbery at an ATM. Years later this experience led him to share his story in prisons, with the hope that it may prevent someone else from becoming a victim of crime. While attending Hood Theological Seminary in 2010, he felt compelled to make Restorative Justice his life’s work.
Since that time, he has focused on leading Bridges to Life programs in North Carolina and Florida, an evidence based, in-custody restorative justice program that enables victims and offenders to have an active role in our justice system. While working in five north Florida prisons and leading 20 Bridges to Life programs, Bill has worked to create a space for victims and inmates that furthers healing and reconciliation, helps to restore victims and communities, and stresses offender accountability as a critical component of rehabilitation to increase the chances of successful re-entry.
As a result of the transformation that Dyer has experienced in programs for himself, and for crime victims and offenders alike, he created this website as a way to promote the healing and growth that is available through reading books and learning from the experiences of other people.
This is why BooksForInmates.info highlights Doing Time With God and provides a list of other books that people may be interested in getting for their loved ones and/or friends who are incarcerated.