Prisoners Literature Project

Announcements

Special PLP session: come help us on MLK Jr. Day (Jan 15th!)

ANNOUNCE: the Prisoners Literature Project will be holding a special book picking/packing session on MLK Jr. Day (Monday, January 15th!) from 10am to 5pm.

More info…


New York’s pilot program blocks ‘books to prisoners’ programs

New York State is piloting a program which only allows a few prison-industrial complex ‘approved vendors’ – which have a limited, unhelpful set of full-priced books – to send packages to prisoners. More info…


PLP volunteer sessions: still running through the holiday!

Our volunteer sessions are running all the way through the holiday, including Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (both Sundays!) and Wednesday 27th, for anyone who’d like to come and help us pick/pack books for prisoners. More info…


Thanks for #GivingTuesday, keep PLP in mind at year-end!

We just wanted to thank everybody for your amazing response to our GivingTuesday campaign – we met our matching goal, thanks to you all! More info…


PLP’s regular Sunday volunteering hours now 2pm to 6pm!

Apologies for the back and forth on this, but the Prisoners Literature Project’s open Sunday volunteering hours are now 2pm to 6pm, starting next Sunday (December 3rd, 2017!) going forwards.

More info…


New art from grateful inmates to the PLP

As the Prisoners Literature Project powers through the rest of 2017, we wanted to highlight a couple of new pieces of art recently sent in to us. More info…


Scenes from the Prisoners Literature Project, Summer 2017

As summer continues, the Prisoners Literature Project also continues to send out 200+ packages of books to needy U.S. prisoners weekly. Here’s some visual highlights. More info…


Progress on special requests, graphic novels, drawing books!

We use your kindly donated money for postage for the 1000+ book packages we send to prisoners monthly. But the PLP has also been making strides in buying (discounted!) requested books. More info…


Prisoners Literature Project at San Francisco Zine Fest this September!

The Prisoners Literature Project will have a table – selling remnant books & giving out bookmarks – at theĀ San Francisco Zine Fest on September 3rd! More info…


PLP’s thanks to our ‘special session’ groups!

Some of you may know that the Prisoners Literature Project often runs ‘special sessions’ for specific external groups. More info…


About the Prisoners Literature Project

The Prisoners Literature Project is an all-volunteer grassroots group that sends hundreds of free book packages to needy prisoners in the United States every month.

Please consider donating to the PLP or volunteering your time (if you live in the Bay Area, CA!) to help us answer letters from prisoners who write us from all over the United States.

Prisoners – want books?

Mailing address for U.S. prisoner book requests: Prisoner Literature Project c/o Bound Together Books 1369 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117 There's more info here on what else prisoners need to include with their requests.