Prisoners Literature Project
  • 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.

  • PLP thank you letters — Spring 2022

    We’re so happy to share some more notes of appreciation that we’ve received from book recipients over the past couple of months. Joy oh joy we love to find these kind words tucked in the hundreds of letters we receive each month!

  • Books and more! Find out what other useful resources PLP includes in packages

    Each package PLP sends to an incarcerated reader usually includes 1-4 books. However, there are a number of other great resources that may be nestled in the envelope. We thought we would share some of these items that we have created or that come to us from other great books-to-prisoners groups.


Prisoner Letters
PLP thank you letters — Spring 2022

We’re so happy to share some more notes of appreciation that we’ve received from book recipients over the past couple of months. Joy oh joy we love to find these kind words tucked in the hundreds of letters we receive each month!

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
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!


Updated list: Bay Area book stores support PLP!
Jul 2022

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.


We’re having an Open House on June 4th!
May 2022

Help us celebrate our new, roomier and sun-filled location. We’ve worked hard to create a nice space for volunteers to work as we answer book requests.



Announcements
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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Latest News
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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Prisoner Letters
PLP thank you letters — Spring 2022

We’re so happy to share some more notes of appreciation that we’ve received from book recipients over the past couple of months. Joy oh joy we love to find these kind words tucked in the hundreds of letters we receive each month!

More in Prisoner Letters
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┬áPrisoners 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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