Read In Read Out
The Read In, Read Out Program is a collaborative project of the Department of Correction, the Delaware Center for Justice, and Read Aloud Delaware. Selected parents at Howard R Young Correctional Institution and Baylor Womens Correctional Institution are able to record themselves reading age-appropriate books to their children. The resulting audiocassette tapes are then sent, along with the books and an inexpensive tape player, to each child. In this manner, incarcerated parents are better able to preserve a bond with their children, improve their communication and parenting skills, and ease their transition back to their families and to the community.