Publisher description for Chicken soup for the prisoner's soul : 101 stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit of hope, healing and forgiveness / [compiled by] Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Tom Lagana.
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Previously available only through free distribution to prisons, this life-changing book is the result of charitable donations from sales of Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul and gifts from thousands of individuals.
In the spring of 2000, over 100,000 copies of Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul were distributed to prisoners, prison libraries and prison ministries throughout the United States. The hope was that this collection of stories would touch the hearts of prisoners and offer them hope and encouragement, as well as inspire them to transcend the limiting thinking and behaviors of their past.
The book was so successful that the co-authors soon found themselves flooded with requests for the book from family members, correctional officers, prison volunteers and others. Because of this huge demand, the decision was made to also release the book to the general public.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Prisoners -- Conduct of life.
Prisoners -- Education.