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New initiative: Bay Area book stores support PLP!

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

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Thanks to our ‘raising $ for the USPS’ friends!

The Prisoners Literature Project would like to thank two different organizations who made kind donations to the PLP, so that we could use them on postage for ‘books to prisoners’ mail.

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‘Save the USPS’ T-shirt benefiting PLP!

Great news – this awesome ‘save the USPS’ T-shirt from IWantMyHoneyTV is available for a limited time only.

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Help PLP by buying from our book wishlist!

We haven’t been publicizing our Amazon wishlist for ‘special requests’ too much.. until now!

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PLP & COVID-19 – June update

A quick update: sadly, Prisoners Literature Project still can’t host regular volunteer sessions, and may not be able to for some time.

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A wonderful new thank-you letter!

A couple of co-ordinators are going in individually, & Gina kindly passed along this wonderful thank-you letter from a prisoner.

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IMPORTANT: PLP suspending volunteer sessions.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Prisoner Literature Project is suspending Wednesday and Sunday volunteer sessions until further notice.

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Mini-documentary on PLP-inspired B2P program

This great mini-documentary on Lisa Frank, who runs the boutique Adobe Books to Prisoners service out of San Francisco, specifically cites PLP as her original inspiration.

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NPR talks banned books & prisons.

A new NPR article is delving into why books are banned in U.S. prisons, with some interesting quotes from prison officials and activists.

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Curbed recommends PLP for book donations!

This article from Curbed SF mentions Prisoners Literature Project as a good place to donate your unwanted books!

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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.

Prisoners – want books?

Mailing address for U.S. prisoner book requests: Prisoner Literature Project c/o Bound Together Books 1369 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117 There's more info here on what else prisoners need to include with their requests.