Prisoners Literature Project

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PLP volunteer meetings over Thanksgiving/Xmas.


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


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


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…

Prisoners Literature Project featured on NPR!

247_books_to_prisonersLast month, Boston-based NPR reporter David Freudberg flew out to do a story about the Prisoners Literature Project. More info…

Hand-drawn ‘thank you’ letters for the PLP!

Here’s a couple of hand-drawn ‘thank you’ letters we recently received from prisoners! More info…

Meet the PLP at the San Francisco Zine Fest on Sept. 4th!

plpzineCome say hi to the Prisoners Literature Project at our booth at the San Francisco Zine Fest this Sunday!
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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…

New eBook bundle to benefit PLP as charity


[The latest Game Storybundle – a ‘pay what you want’ eBook bundle – will again be benefiting the Prisoners Literature Project.  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…

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.