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History of the Prison Outreach Program

Established in 1972 as the “Over the Wall” Prison Program, focusing on the A Search for God  Study Group material, the Prison Outreach Program has been serving inmates for over 45 years. This important program provides inmates with free books related to the principles outlined in the Edgar Cayce readings, plus parallel and alternative material.

The Prison Outreach Program receives an average of 650 letters and family requests per month, which is more than all of the other A.R.E. departments combined! We continue to see a growth in the number of requests for this invaluable material. Since 2001, our output has doubled. This program is funded solely by donations, which means that the number of books we are able to send is directly related to the numbers of dollars given each year. We hope you’ll be inspired to Support our Work today!


Read Reaching Over the Wall (PDF) Venture Inward May/June 2008