Prisoners Literature Project

Announcements

WA officials reverse ‘used book ban’ for PLP, other orgs

Good news – the ban on used books being sent to prisoners in Washington State has largely been resolved, as the Seattle Times explained last week.

(Though there’s still some negotiation over details, there will now be named non-profits who are allowed to donate directly to prisoners, and PLP will be one of them.)

Thanks to everyone who signed a petition or otherwise sent good thoughts, and special thanks to Seattle Books To Prisoners for arranging the pushback.


Fighting Washington’s ‘used books to prisoners’ ban!

Unfortunately, another state has decided to interfere in the efforts of countless books to prisoners organizations, as Washington State decided to ban used books being sent to inmates.

Fortunately, the local Seattle Books To Prisoners group (which sends countrywide) is one of the strongest in the nation, and immediately started campaigning against the move.

If you’d like to help, please sign the below petition and also check out what else B2P Seattle has to say on its Twitter feed – you can help!


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Great news – Pennsylvania has rescinded its restrictions on ‘books to prisoners’ groups thanks to much press & pressure against the measure.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



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.