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Come see PLP at the Howard Zinn Book Fair!

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is happening on Sunday, December 8th in San Francisco, and Prisoners Literature Project will have a table there selling surplus books & taking donations!

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Help PLP for Giving Tuesday!

We wanted to ask for your help on Giving Tuesday, which is on December 3rd.

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PLP featured in Mother Jones magazine

The January/February 2020 issue of Mother Jones magazine includes an excellent piece about books & libraries for prisoners, including a section referencing the PLP.

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New PLP ‘thank you’ letters

Two wonderful new ‘thank you’ letters from prisoners who successfully received books from PLP recently!

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Why and how censorship thrives in American prisons

Great article on the censorship of books sent to prisoners – something the PLP also struggles with fairly regularly.

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A PLP thank-you letter to savor

We always very much appreciate thank-you letters from U.S. prisoners, and this simple but pure thank-you card we received at PLP today is a wonderful example.

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PLP library – rearranged.

Thanks to a number of PLP co-ordinators, we rearranged the Prisoners Literature Project library at our HQ (Grassroots House in Berkeley) the other weekend.

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A letter from a PLP client!

We wanted to highlight this wonderful letter from a (now former) prisoner who used our Prisoners Literature Project service to get books.

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Check out this PLP profile!

In case you missed it: this wonderful profile of the work we do at the Prisoners Literature Project was posted on the Oakland North website last month.

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Ohio latest state to ban B2P books!

More issues with U.S. states banning book donations to prisoners – this time in Ohio.

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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.