Prisoners Literature Project

Announcements

New: monthly Fridays for ‘veteran’ volunteers

Due to popular demand, the Prisoners Literature Project is adding Friday evening sessions for ‘veteran’ volunteers only!

If you’re someone who has attended PLP at least 3 times and wants to go to a more chilled-out session to help choose books for prisoners, please come!

The first of these sessions will be on Friday, March 1st from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Grassroots House in Berkeley, and the second will be on Friday, April 5th from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the same location.

Obviously, we’ll still be running our regular Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon sessions too – this is just an opportunity to volunteer with less people in a more veteran-centric environment. We hope to see you there!


Thank you letters – early 2019.

Here’s a new set of thank you letters from prisoners, as discovered at a recent Prisoners Literature Project session.




Happy 2019 from the PLP – thanks for helping!

Happy 2019 (imminently!) from the Prisoners Literature Project – thanks to everyone for supporting us through a busy & productive 2018! The prisoners we serve really appreciate it. More info…


Brand new thank you letters from inmates, Thanksgiving 2018

Here’s a couple of thank you letters from prisoners that the Prisoners Literature Project received recently. More info…


Nov. 25th session cancelled; volunteers for Howard Zinn Book Fair!

Two notable updates regarding an upcoming session and book fair, as follows:

More info…


Pennsylvania rescinds harsh ‘books to prisoners’ policy

Great news – Pennsylvania has rescinded its restrictions on ‘books to prisoners’ groups thanks to much press & pressure against the measure.

More info…


Two authors step up for generous PLP donations!

We just wanted to thank two very generous authors for their donations to the Prisoners Literature Project – both of which have significantly helped the organization. More info…


Great op-ed about Pennsylvania’s continued ban on books

Here’s a great op-ed in the Washington Post about Pennsylvania’s short-sighted ban on non-profits sending (free!) books to prisoners.

More info…


Pennsylvania still refusing all donated books to prisoners – help needed!

Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is still refusing to deliver any of our donated books to their prisoners, & the complaints over this major change in policy are rapidly increasing. More info…


Thanks to two very helpful PLP book donators!

The PLP gets notable donations of books from time to time, & will be trying to highlight & thank those involved more in the future. This first installment showcases two helpful donations. 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.