Prisoners Literature Project

Prisoner Letters
What kinds of books do people ask for?

The most common requests are for genre fiction (thrillers, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, etc), self-help, business, drawing, graphic novels, science, GED material, exercise, almanacs and so much more. Here is a sample of letters that volunteers responded to recently.

PLP At Work Gallery
What goes on during a volunteer session?

Find out more about volunteer sessions in our new space!


About the Prisoners Literature Project

The Prisoners Literature Project is an inclusive, all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and self-determination among incarcerated people. By sending free reading materials to those behind bars, PLP aims to foster learning and critical thinking and help prepare people to lead successful lives after incarceration. We believe that all people have a right to read.

Please consider donating to the PLP or volunteering your time (if you live in the Bay Area, CA!) to help our prison book program answer letters from prisoners who write us from all over the United States.

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What kinds of books do people ask for?
Apr 2024

The most common requests are for genre fiction (thrillers, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, etc), self-help, business, drawing, graphic novels, science, GED material, exercise, almanacs and so much more. Here is a sample of letters that volunteers responded to recently.



Announcements
Berkeley High students interested in law and social justice have participated in multiple book selection sessions this past year.

This past week we hosted one last letter answering session before the end of school with local high school students

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Latest News
Berkeley High students interested in law and social justice have participated in multiple book selection sessions this past year.

This past week we hosted one last letter answering session before the end of school with local high school students

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Prisoner Letters
What kinds of books do people ask for?

The most common requests are for genre fiction (thrillers, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, etc), self-help, business, drawing, graphic novels, science, GED material, exercise, almanacs and so much more. Here is a sample of letters that volunteers responded to recently.

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PLP At Work Gallery
What goes on during a volunteer session?
A photo of volunteers answering letters at PLP

Find out more about volunteer sessions in our new space!

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New Ways To Donate
Halloween Horror Book Showcase

Watch our new Halloween video! Horror books are in high demand by incarcerated readers. Help us “flesh out” our horror section by purchasing a scary book. Details including a range of titles on our donate page.

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