2. You’ll Get Through This: Hope And Help For Your Turbulent Times - Max Lucado
This motivational book encourages people to face their battles and hard times because they will not last. this book is written to give hope to people who are going through hard times that better days are coming in the future and that they should be positive about their current predicaments. If you're looking for good inspirational books for someone in jail, You'll Get Through This is a good option.
3. Blue Range, Black Redemption: A Memoir - Stanley Tookie Williams
This is a book that narrates the tale of personal revolution by a man who went from Crips co-founder to Nobel peace prize nominee, author, and anti-gang activist. This book gives the various advantages and disadvantages of gang behavior and is one of the good books for inmates to read because it sheds light on other ways of solving things that are not criminal.
4. When You Have To Go To Prison: A Complete Guide For You And Your Family - Margaret Cohut
Most people are sentenced to jail not knowing what to expect from the experience and how to tackle some issues. This book gives a picture of what is expected behind bars and how to go about some situations if you are faced with any in prison.
5. The Telling Image: Shapes Of Changing Times - Lois Farfel Stark
Critical thinking in life is a very important aspect since it motivates people to think about a situation more than it appears. This is a book that emphasizes that people should view the world and situations in shapes in order to get a clear picture of their meanings.
6. Live From Death Row - Mumia Abu-jamal and John Edgar Widerman
This book shares the experience of an inmate who has been sentenced to death and the different ways in which he views life. When a person knows when and how they will die, they tend to view life on a new light and appreciate life more.
This is one of the best books for inmates to read because even a slight change in perspective can make all the difference in an inmate's experience in terms of helping them be their best in the midst of the abundant challenges that exist in prison.
7. Letters To An Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing For Inmates And Their Loved Ones - Hill Harper
This is a book by Hill Harper who writes inspired by young inmates who write to him seeking guidance. The book is written to give hope healing and encouragement to inmates by their family and friends which helps them look forward to their days of release and keep a positive attitude about it all. That is why this read is one of the recommended books for inmates.
8. Fish: A Memoir Of A Boy In A Man’s Prison - T.J. Parsell
This book gives a description of the experience of a 17 year old boy, T.J Parsell who is sentenced four and a half to fifteen years in prison. On his first night he was raped by two men who were older than him and after raping him decide to flip a coin to determine who was going to own him. Parsell is one of the biggest spokesperson and activist for reforms of the prisons and he shares his experience of becoming of age behind bars.
9. The Minimalist Way: Minimalist Strategies To Declutter Your Life And Make Room For Joy - Erica Layne
This is a book that advocates the application of the minimalist mindset to every aspect of your life by changing the way you think about your home, career, relationships, family and money. In this way you will be able to find joy in small things as well as some negative situations.