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Thursday, December 10, 2015
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Philadelphia's Prison system initiative to bring together families separated by incarceration

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia's Prison system announced a new initiative Thursday to bring together families separated by incarceration.

Officials gathered at the Free Library of Philadelphia, a partner in the new program, to announce the details.

Using Library resources, families of prisoners will be able use face-to-face video conferencing, with the hopes that inmates can read to their kids.

The program will also provide certain former former inmates with access to library services.