Prisoners Literature Project

Contact

Email: PrisonLit@gmail.com

Book requests must be sent to:

Prisoners Literature Project
c/o Bound Together Books
1369 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Volunteer sessions are held at:

Grassroots House
2022 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

There’s plenty of parking near Grassroots House, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART stations. The AC Transit bus #18 stops nearby as well.

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 us 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.