Prisoners Literature Project
  • Banned Books Week 2022 – #BeatThePrisonBookBan

    Banned Books week (Sept. 18-24) is upon us once again.  Books to prisoners groups such as PLP  contend with the reality of book banning and restrictions every day in the course of our efforts to get reading material into the hands of eager incarcerated people. 

  • PLP Thank You Letters — Summer 2022

    Wow! This is a particularly great batch of letters we’ve received recently. It is our good fortune to have such appreciative book recipients and readers.

  • 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!

  • Updated list: Bay Area book stores support PLP!

    The Prisoners Literature Project is excited to continue its initiative working with local bookstores in the Bay Area, highlighting books that can be bought for prisoners directly at high-quality independent book stores.


Prisoner Letters
PLP Thank You Letters — Summer 2022

Wow! This is a particularly great batch of letters we’ve received recently. It is our good fortune to have such appreciative book recipients and readers.

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.

Latest News
Banned Books Week 2022 – #BeatThePrisonBookBan
Sep 2022

Banned Books week (Sept. 18-24) is upon us once again.  Books to prisoners groups such as PLP  contend with the reality of book banning and restrictions every day in the course of our efforts to get reading material into the hands of eager incarcerated people. 


PLP Thank You Letters — Summer 2022
Aug 2022

Wow! This is a particularly great batch of letters we’ve received recently. It is our good fortune to have such appreciative book recipients and readers.


A photo of volunteers answering letters at PLP
What goes on during a volunteer session?
Jul 2022

Find out more about volunteer sessions in our new space!



Announcements
Banned Books Week 2022 – #BeatThePrisonBookBan

Banned Books week (Sept. 18-24) is upon us once again.  Books to prisoners groups such as PLP  contend with the reality of book banning and restrictions every day in the course of our efforts to get reading material into the hands of eager incarcerated people. 

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Latest News
Banned Books Week 2022 – #BeatThePrisonBookBan

Banned Books week (Sept. 18-24) is upon us once again.  Books to prisoners groups such as PLP  contend with the reality of book banning and restrictions every day in the course of our efforts to get reading material into the hands of eager incarcerated people. 

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Prisoner Letters
PLP Thank You Letters — Summer 2022

Wow! This is a particularly great batch of letters we’ve received recently. It is our good fortune to have such appreciative book recipients and readers.

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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
PLP needs your help this Giving Tuesday!

Now that Giving Tuesday is nearly upon us, we wanted to update you all on the Prisoners Literature Project’s efforts to send books to incarcerated people throughout the U.S., and explain how we need your help.

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