Prisoners Literature Project

Contact

Contact Us?

Mailing address for U.S. prisoner book requests:

Prisoners Literature Project
c/o Bound Together Books
1369 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Please don’t send book requests to our Blake St. office, or to our email account, or our phone numbers. We only answer requests mailed to Bound Together Books on Haight St.

PLP Main Office (home of our volunteer meetings!):

Prisoners Literature Project
Grassroots House
2022 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

(Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit bus #18 stops nearby.)

Info phone: (510) 749-4160 (also please call this number to volunteer with a group.)
Email: Prisonlit@gmail.com

Volunteer meetings are Sunday 2-6pm and Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House. Just show up! We will answer letters, choose books & package them.

REMINDER: if you can’t make it to volunteer in person, please consider donating to us via PayPal, either one-off or recurring – our postage costs are high and every little bit counts!

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.

Latest News
Special PLP session: come help us on MLK Jr. Day (Jan 15th!)
Jan 2018

ANNOUNCE: the Prisoners Literature Project will be holding a special book picking/packing session on MLK Jr. Day (Monday, January 15th!) from 10am to 5pm.


New York’s pilot program blocks ‘books to prisoners’ programs
Jan 2018

New York State is piloting a program which only allows a few prison-industrial complex ‘approved vendors’ – which have a limited, unhelpful set of full-priced books – to send packages to prisoners.


PLP volunteer sessions: still running through the holiday!
Dec 2017

Our volunteer sessions are running all the way through the holiday, including Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (both Sundays!) and Wednesday 27th, for anyone who’d like to come and help us pick/pack books for prisoners.