Prison Books Resources

ACTIVE BOOKS TO PRISONERS PROGRAMS//PROGRAMMES LIVRES ACCÉS

CANADA

Books To Prisoners
OPIRG-Carleton
326 UniCenter
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON. K1S 5B6
books2prisoners (at) hotmail.com
(613) 520-2757
www.opirgcarleton.org
bookstoprisonersottawa.wordpress.com/

Books 2 Prisoners
PO Box 78005, 1755 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5N 5W1
books (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca
604-682-3269 x3019

Books Beyond Bars
PO Box 33129
Halifax NS
B3L 4T6
booksbeyondbars (at) gmail.com
902-446-1788
robertsstreet.org/old/booksbb.html
(Library services program)

Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) Women’s Prison and Reintegration Committee
Book clubs and book exchanges for prisoners at the Edmonton Institution for Women (EIFW) through Edmonton Public Library.
gelaprison.wordpress.com

UNITED STATES

ARIZONA
Read Between the Bars
c/o Daily Planet Publishing
P.O. Box 1589
Tucson, AZ 85702-1589
Email: readbetweenthebars@gmail.com
Website: readbetweenthebars.com
Note: Serves only AZ.

CALIFORNIA
Books for Prisoners (at UCSD) & Groundwork Books Collective For Prisoners
0323 UCSD Old Student Center
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email: groundworkbookscollective@yahoo.com
Website: groundwork.ucsd.edu
Note: Serves only CA, AZ and occasionally NV.

Prisoners Literature Project
c/o Bound Together Books
1369 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Email: prisonlit@gmail.com
Website: prisonlit.org
Note: Limit of 1 request every 9 months. Does not offer law books, legal guides, romance, horror, Bibles or Christian literature. Does not serve TX.

Prison Library Project
c/o The Claremont Forum
915-C West Foothill Blvd., PMB 128
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: claremontforum@gmail.com
Website: claremontforum.org/prison-library-project
Note: Limit of 2 requests per year. Serves all except the following – county jails or prisons in HW, ME, MI, NE, NV, VA, or to the following prisons: Angie, LA; Nashville, NC; Parchman, MS; Raleigh, NC; Salt Lake City, UT; Taylorsville, NC; Walla Walla, WA; West Liberty, KY.

D.C.
DC Books to Prisons
PO Box 34190
Washington DC 20043-4190
Email: bookstoprisoners@gmail.com
Website: dcbookstoprisoners.org
Note: Only 1 list of requests per 5 months. List prison restrictions if known and include a pre-approval form if required. Only 1 request per inmate per envelope. No legal books. Serves everywhere except New England, IL, NJ, MI, NY, OH, OR, PA, WA, WI. However, will send to Washington DC federal prisons.

FLORIDA
Open Books Prison Book Program
1040 N Guillemard St
Pensacola, Fl 32501
Email: openbookspcola@riseup.net
Website: http://www.openbookspcola.org
Note: Serves only FL.

Gainesville Books to Prisoners
c/o Wild Iris Books
22 SE 5th Ave,
Gainesville, FL 32601
Email: sparrina@gmail.com
Note: Serves only FL.

South Florida Prison Book Project
c/o Daily Planet Publishing
PO Box 1021
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Email: sflprisonbookproject@gmail.com
Website: sflprisonbookproject.wix.com/sfprisonbookproject
Note: Serves only FL.

ILLINOIS
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
c/o RFUMC
4511 N. Hermitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Email: chicagobwp@gmail.com
Website: chicagobwp.org
Note: Sends 3 books per package. Serves state prisons in CA, FL, IL, IN, KY, MS and OH; Federal women’s institutions nationwide; and men’s prisons where trans women may be housed. Does not send to jails outside of Chicago.

Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners Project
PO Box 515
Urbana, IL 61803
Email: volunteer@books2prisoners.org
Website: books2prisoners.org
Restrictions: Serves only IL.

INDIANA
Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Email: midwestppp@gmail.com
Website: pagestoprisoners.org
Note: You can receive 2-3 books once every 3 months. Serves only prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities in AR, IA, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, WI.

LOUISIANA
Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners
1631 Elysian Fields Ave, #117
New Orleans, LA 70117
Email: books2prisoners@gmail.com
Website: lab2p.org
Note: You can receive 1 package of books every 3 months. Serves men in AL, AR, MS, LA. Serves women all over America.

MASSACHUSETTS
Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Email: info@prisonbookprogram.org
Website: http://www.prisonbookprogram.org
Restrictions: Limit of 2 packages per year. Does not serve CA, IL, MD (except Hagerstown, Cumberland and Jessup), MI, NV or TX.

MICHIGAN
Unitarian Universalist Books to Prisons
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8739
Email: prisonbooks@uuaa.org
Website: uuaa.org/index.php/social-justice/faith-in-action/prison-books
Note: Does not take individual requests – supports prison library development. Serves select MI facilities only.

Detroit Books to Prisoners
c/o DittoDitto Books
1548 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
Website: detroitbookstoprisoners.org
Email: detroitbookstoprisoners@gmail.com
Note: Serves only MI.

MINNESOTA
Women’s Prison Book Project
c/o Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55404
Email: womensprisonbookproject@gmail.com and wpbp@prisonactivist.org
Website: wpbp.org
Note: Please wait 3 months between requests. Serves women or trans*gender people in all states except AL, AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, MS, OH, TN.

MISSISSIPPI
Big House Books
PO box 55586
Jackson, MS 39296
Email: bighousebooksms@gmail.com
Website: bighousebooksms.org
Note: Serves only MS.

NEW YORK
NYC Books Through Bars
c/o Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
Email: btb@abcnorio.org
Website: booksthroughbarsnyc.org/wp
Note: Does not send religious literature. Does not serve AL, FL, LA, MA, MI, MS, NC, PA, OH, and WI. Priority for NY.

Ithaca College Books Thru Bars
c/o Ithaca College Library
PO Box 113
Brooktondale, NY, 14817
Email: booksthrubars@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/ICBTB
Note: Serves only NY, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, and NJ.

NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville Prison Books Program
67 N. Lexington Ave
Asheville, nc 28801
Email: prisonbooks31@hotmail.com
Website: main.nc.us/prisonbooks
Note: Only sends paperbacks and does not usually send religious materials. Serves only NC, SC, GA, TN.

Prison Books Collective Publishing & Distribution
PO Box 625
Carrboro, NC 27510
Website: prisonbooks.info
Email: prisonbooks@gmail.com
Note: Serves only to AL, NC.

OHIO
Cleveland Books to Prisoners
c/o Guide To Kulchur Bookstore
5900 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Email: kulchurcollaborative@gmail.com
Website: guidetokulchurcleveland.com/about/the-co-op
Note: Serves only OH.

Athens Books to Prisoners
30 1st Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Email: athensbooks2prisoners@gmail.com
Website: athensbookstoprisoners.weebly.com
Note: Sends only within OH.

Red Bird Books to Prisoners
P.O. Box 10599
Columbus OH 43201
Website: facebook.com/Redbird-Books-to-Prisoners-281185278666635/
Email: redbirdprisonabolition@gmail.com
Note: Sends only within OH

OREGON
Books to Prisoners Portland
P.O. Box 11222
Portland, OR 97211
Website: facebook.com/pg/portlandbokkstoprisoners
Email: pdxbookstoprisoners@riseup.net
Note: Associated with Books to Prisoners Seattle. Limit of 1 request every 9 months. Serves all of the US but only sends to women in CA, and only sends new books to people incarcerated in WA.

PENNSYLVANIA
Book ‘Em
Thomas Merton Center
5129 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Email: bookempgh@gmail.com
Website: bookempgh.org
Note: Serves only PA.

Books Through Bars Philadelphia
4722 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Email: info@booksthroughbars.org
Website: booksthroughbars.org
Note: Serves only PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, VA, and WV.

RHODE ISLAND
Providence Books Through Bars
c/o Paper Nautilus Books
5 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906
Email: providencebtp@gmail.com
Website: providencebtb.org
Note: Serves all of the U.S.

TEXAS
Inside Books Project
c/o 12th Street Books
827 West 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Email: insidebooksproject@gmail.com
Website: insidebooksproject.com
Note: Sends only within TX.

Criminal Justice Ministry of Texas and Still Going Somewhere
301 S. Schutz
El Paso, TX 79907
Email: cjm@stillgoingsomewhere.com
Note: Sends all over U.S. but only up to 4 free books. Offers assistance with medical, education, housing and transfers for federal inmates. They have 5 attorneys that volunteer their time to the Criminal Justice Ministry for BASIC legal services.

UTAH
Beehive Books Behind Bars
c/o Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, Ut 84102
Email: info@beehivebooksbehindbars.com
Website: beehivebooksbehindbars.com
Note: Only serves WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, AZ, UT, MT, WY, CO and NM.

WASHINGTON
Books to Prisoners Seattle & Bellingham
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike St., Box A
Seattle, WA 98101
Email: bookstoprisoners@live.com & info@bellinghambtp.org
Website: bookstoprisoners.net & bellinghambtp.org
Note: Only 1 request per person every 9 months. Serves all US but only sends to women in CA, and only sends new books to WA.

Books to Prisoners Olympia
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Box A
Seattle, WA 98101
Email: olybtp@gmail.com
Website: bookstoprisoners.net
Note: Only 1 request per person every 9 months. Serves all US but only sends to women in CA, and only sends new books to WA.

WEST VIRGINIA
Appalachian Prison Book Project
PO Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
Email: appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Website: aprisonbookproject.wordpress.com
Note: Serves only WV, VA, MD, OH, KY and TN.

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Books to Prisoners (WBTP) & LGBT Books to Prisons
c/o Rainbow Bookstore Co-op
426 W. Gilman St.
Madison, WI 53703
Website: rainbowbookstore.coop/services/wisconsin-books-to-prisoners & lgbtbookstoprisoners.org
Email: wisconsinbookstoprisoners@rainbookstore.coop & lgbtbookstoprisoners@gmail.com
Note: WBTP serves only WI. LGBT Books to Prisons will send up to 3 packages per person per year. Serves LGBTQ+ prisoners in all states except TX.

Advertisements


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s