Prisoners Literature Project

Announcements

PLP volunteer session canceled – May 27th, 2018!

PLP VOLUNTEERS: we will be open as normal next Sunday (May 20th) for our 2pm to 6pm session at Grassroots House (), but the meeting on Memorial Day weekend (Sunday, May 27th – 2pm to 6pm) is canceled. More info…


New art from grateful prisoners!

We’ve been sending out a lot of ‘how to draw’ guides to prisoners recently by request – here’s some neat thank-you pictures we received last week! More info…


A thank you poem to remember!

Here’s a wonderful ‘thank you’ poem from a grateful prisoner. It’s addressed to Prisoners Literature Project & sister bookstore Bound Together Books, which is the address prisoners have to mail to get a reply from us! 

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 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…


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…


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 the 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.