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
PLP’s at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend!
May 2022

Great news: Prisoners Literature Project will be at the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in downtown Berkeley!


Independent Book Store Day: buy books for PLP & double your impact.
Apr 2022

Independent Bookstore Day 2022 is a major opportunity to support local booksellers and stock up on new selections for yourself — and now, for PLP as well!


Books and more! Find out what other useful resources PLP includes in packages
Mar 2022

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.