Prisoners Literature Project
  • PLP: ways to help during the 2021 holiday season

    Holiday greetings from the Prisoners Literature Project. Thanks for reading, donating and supporting our mission. We’re an inclusive, all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and self-determination among incarcerated people. And we’re still sending out 200+ packages of books to 49 U.S. states weekly, with your help. Following our Giving Tuesday appeal (much […]

  • 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.

  • Gratitude Poem

    We love getting feedback from book recipients. This arrived in the mail recently and we are sharing it here with the permission of author.

  • PLP thank you letters – Fall 2021!

    Our efforts here at the Prisoners Literature Project continue to be a lifeline for keen readers. Here are some thank you notes that we’ve received from happy book recipients. We LOVE these letters!


Prisoner Letters
Gratitude Poem

We love getting feedback from book recipients. This arrived in the mail recently and we are sharing it here with the permission of author.

PLP At Work Gallery
PLP at work – a gallery.

In case any of you were wondering – here’s what our space and volunteers look like on an average Sunday!


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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PLP: ways to help during the 2021 holiday season
Dec 2021

Holiday greetings from the Prisoners Literature Project. Thanks for reading, donating and supporting our mission. We’re an inclusive, all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and self-determination among incarcerated people. And we’re still sending out 200+ packages of books to 49 U.S. states weekly, with your help. Following our Giving Tuesday appeal (much […]


PLP needs your help this Giving Tuesday!
Nov 2021

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.


Gratitude Poem
Nov 2021

We love getting feedback from book recipients. This arrived in the mail recently and we are sharing it here with the permission of author.



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PLP: ways to help during the 2021 holiday season

Holiday greetings from the Prisoners Literature Project. Thanks for reading, donating and supporting our mission. We’re an inclusive, all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and self-determination among incarcerated people. And we’re still sending out 200+ packages of books to 49 U.S. states weekly, with your help. Following our Giving Tuesday appeal (much […]

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PLP: ways to help during the 2021 holiday season

Holiday greetings from the Prisoners Literature Project. Thanks for reading, donating and supporting our mission. We’re an inclusive, all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and self-determination among incarcerated people. And we’re still sending out 200+ packages of books to 49 U.S. states weekly, with your help. Following our Giving Tuesday appeal (much […]

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Prisoner Letters
Gratitude Poem

We love getting feedback from book recipients. This arrived in the mail recently and we are sharing it here with the permission of author.

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PLP At Work Gallery
PLP at work – a gallery.

In case any of you were wondering – here’s what our space and volunteers look like on an average Sunday!

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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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