Prisoners Literature Project

Latest News

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Great news – Pennsylvania has rescinded its restrictions on ‘books to prisoners’ groups thanks to much press & pressure against the measure.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


Pennsylvania blocking ‘books to prisoners’ orgs!

Some major changes have been announced for Pennsylvania’s prison mail system which mean books-to-prisoners organizations may be permanently barred from sending to the state!

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Sci-fi eBook Storybundle – benefiting the PLP!

The latest sci-fi eBook Storybundle – featuring a bunch of books from Michael Moorcock & Nick Mamatas, among others – is benefiting the Prisoners Literature Project or Books Through Bars as the optional charity.

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PLP & Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair – volunteers needed!

HEADS UP: the Prisoners Literature Project will be at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair on September 15th, and we’d love to see you there!

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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…


Upcoming Sunday morning ‘chilled-out’ volunteer sessions!

Our next two ‘chilled-out’ Sunday morning volunteer sessions are confirmed!

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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.