Fourteen-years old and illiterate, John Bunn was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. By the time he was 17, John had completed his GED and was reading anything he could get his hands on. Now 41, he is finally free—after nearly two decades in prison and ten years on parole – he is committed to sharing the power of literacy with those who need it most.

Through his organization, A Voice 4 the Unheard, John has collected over 80,000 books to build out libraries at Rikers Island, youth detention centers and beyond.

Source:  Great Big Story