Prisoners Literature Project

Announcements

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

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

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Great news – Pennsylvania has rescinded its restrictions on ‘books to prisoners’ groups thanks to much press & pressure against the measure.

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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.

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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…


Thank you letters from prisoners – Summer 2018 update!

Here’s a couple of truly appreciative recent thank-you letters from incarcerated prisoners that the Prisoners Literature Project has sent free books to.  More info…


PLP: volunteers wanted, volunteer survey!

As we steam into the summer months, we’re still getting 300+ letters a week from needy U.S. prisoners in search of dictionaries, self-help books, fiction, and lots more – that’s a lot! More info…


Big thanks to Heyday Books – & volunteer needed for book moving!

Firstly, a BIG thank-you to Heyday Books for an initial PLP donation of a large amount of excellent books on Native American culture & other great quality literature!

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NEW: monthly Sunday morning volunteer sessions!

Have you been to our Sunday volunteer sessions but just found them a bit TOO busy? The PLP is starting monthly Sunday morning volunteer sessions! 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.