Book Curiosities from Brazil – What books are inmates reading?

Federal Prisons in Brazil have a program called “Remission through reading” [Remissão pela Leitura], that rules that every time an inmate reads and writes a review of the book their sentence is 4 days shortened. The program library has 124 books enlisted so far. This are the inmates favorite books of 2012, according to the Ministry of Justice:

Cover of "The Book Thief"

Cover of The Book Thief

1) The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

2) The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, John Boyne

Cover of "The Kite Runner"

Cover of The Kite Runner

3) The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

4) Nunca desista de seus sonhos, Augusto Cury – The first Brazilian book featured in the list is also the first self help book. The translated title would be Never give up on your dreams. 

I wonder what sort of books are read by american inmates… It would be interesting to see the cultural differences between the two countries.

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