Chicago Organization Sends Books To Women In Prison

Female inmates interact in their cell at the Timpanogos Women’s Correctional Unit during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he’s opposed to the idea of allowing a state commission to pick a location to build a new prison instead of leaving the decision with the Legislature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)
Female inmates interact in their cell at the Timpanogos Women's Correctional Unit during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)
Female inmates interact in their cell at the Timpanogos Women’s Correctional Unit during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he’s opposed to the idea of allowing a state commission to pick a location to build a new prison instead of leaving the decision with the Legislature. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)
Female inmates interact in their cell at the Timpanogos Women's Correctional Unit during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Chicago Organization Sends Books To Women In Prison

Women in prison often face unique challenges than that of their male counterparts. As parents of minors, they have to adjust their parenting behind bars and, as they get older, experience hormonal changes that take a physical and mental toll on their bodies. One way to help overcome those challenges is through reading. Women in prison often read to their children during visits, to educate themselves, to read up on side effects of their medicine, and more.

One organization is looking to provide female prisoners with the needed resources to help educate them with their mental, physical, and educational needs. Morning Shift talks to Vicki White, president of Chicago Books to Women in Prison, and Monica Cosby.