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
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. 


PLP Thank You Letters — Summer 2022
Aug 2022

Wow! This is a particularly great batch of letters we’ve received recently. It is our good fortune to have such appreciative book recipients and readers.


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!