Prisoners Literature Project


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…

PLP’s letters from prisoners – Pt. 2.

As we move into 2017, here’s a fresh set of thank-you letters from prisoners. More info…

PLP honored by the Namaste Foundation as an inspiring non-profit


Wonderful news – the Prisoners Literature Project has been chosen by the Namaste Foundation as one of two dozen ‘inspiring nonprofits who are working toward positive change’ in criminal justice reform. More info…

Listen to the NPR story about the PLP online!

The recently aired NPR (Humankind) longform radio story on Prisoners Literature Project is now available online. More info…

Thanks to Cengage & Storybundle for kind donations!

cengagestoryThe Prisoners Literature Project would like to thank two companies for their donations to the PLP over the last few weeks. More info…

Volunteer at the PLP this summer!


The PLP is running volunteer sessions every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon in Berkeley to answer letters from prisoners and package books up for them. We’d love you to consider attending. More info…

Subscribe to the new Prisoners Literature Project newsletter!


If you’d like to get occasional updates about the Prisoners Literature Project, we’ll be sending out a newsletter every 2 to 3 months to donors, volunteers and other interested parties. 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.