Prisoners Literature Project

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PLP adds Instagram feed with latest pics, volunteers!


The Prisoners Literature Project has now added an Instagram feed which features the latest images from the organization. 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…

Thanks to your help, new dictionaries are (almost) here!

We’re delighted to announce we’ve procured hundreds of new English dictionaries for prisoners! 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…


Happy holidays from the PLP!

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Just a quick note from the Prisoners Literature Project to wish everyone a very happy holiday and note our holiday hours. More info…


PLP at the Howard Zinn Book Fair in San Francisco, Dec 4th!

howardzinnThe Prisoners Literature Project will be exhibiting at the Howard Zinn Book Fair this Sunday, December 4th in San Francisco. More info…


Happy Thanksgiving from the PLP!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all from the PLP! And here’s our holiday message – please give to those behind bars who desperately need books! More info…

PLP volunteer meetings over Thanksgiving/Xmas.

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NOTE: the PLP’s volunteer session will NOT be meeting _next_ Sunday, November 27th. More info…


American Libraries Magazine on prison book programs & the PLP

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A new¬†article from American Libraries Magazine (part of the ALA!) on prison book programs features the PLP. More info…


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

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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…



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.