Sheriff McCabe thanks community for donating books to jail

Sheriff Bob McCabe is thanking the community for generously donating thousands of books to our city jail.

The jail library was short  by about 1,000 books, and lacked inspirational books to help inmates lead better lives.

We had many people tell us that they saw the story in the local media and on our Facebook page, and they felt inspired to help.

“We have received more than 2,600 books, when our goal was one thousand. Thank you to the Norfolk Community for responding to Sheriff McCabe’s request for donations,” Library director Dan Provance said.

Provance is working to organize all the books, and he believes having fresh material will make a difference.

“Inmates can keep their minds occupied, and their imagination can take them anywhere,” Provance said.​

You can still donate books, by dropping them off in the Jail Visitation room at 811 E. City Hall Avenue, Norfolk, Va.

Check out Pilot Columnist Roger Chesley’s article on our book donations.

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