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 & 2025 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 new video and matching donations!
Nov 2022

A new video about what we do and you can now double your donating impact!


PLP x San Francisco Public Library – virtual event!
Nov 2022

The Prisoners Literature Project is excited to partner with the San Francisco Public Library, as part of its One City One Book festival, to share about our work sending books to incarcerated people across the country. Join us virtually on December 1st at 7pm to hear from PLP volunteers about restrictions our criminal legal system […]


Banned Books Week 2022 – #BeatThePrisonBookBan
Sep 2022

Banned Books week (Sept. 18-24) is upon us once again.  Books to prisoners groups such as PLP  contend with the reality of book banning and restrictions every day in the course of our efforts to get reading material into the hands of eager incarcerated people.