Able Minds: Staff facilitated book discussion group designed to shift criminal thinking and teach inmates interpersonal problem solving skills.

Changing Lives Through Literature: Short story discussion group designed to shift criminal thinking and teach inmates interpersonal problem solving skills.

Concord Public Library Program: Volunteer facilitated library program at NECC.

Family Library Program: This staff facilitated program increases the inmate's reading skills and helps develop parenting skills. This program enables inmate to read books to their children while in the inmate visiting room.

Law Library Clerk Training : This staff facilitated program provides pre-employment training in basic legal research for potential inmate law library clerks.

Literacy for Adults: Staff supervised, volunteer facilitated program designed to provide one-on-one basic reading and writing instruction to the inmate population. Volunteers will be trained and certified using the methods and materials developed by Literacy Volunteers of America.

Read to Your Kid Program: This staff facilitated program offered at NCCI makes children's' books available in the inmate library, allowing the inmate to practice his reading skills before reading a copy of the same book with his child in the visiting room. The child is given the book to take home at the end of the visit. South Middlesex Correctional Center offers Read to Me Mommy Program.

Wellesley College Book Club: This volunteer facilitated program is designed to introduce female inmates with positive socialization skills, to explore common interests, education and to help them to broaden their prospective on other peoples opinions. The College volunteers will meet with inmates once per week to discuss the readings of the week