Volunteer With Us! We are currently holding Sunday volunteering sessions 2-5 at the grassroots house. Lets send books to prisoners!
Address: "The Grassroots House", 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley, CA
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are we? The Prisoners Literature Project is a grassroots organization
that sends free books to prisoners in the United States. The project
started in the early 1980’s in the back of Bound Together Books. PLP is
run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations.
Why send free
books? Most prisons do not allow prisoners to receive books directly
from individuals. Instead, books must be sent through "pre-approved
vendors" such as publishers or expensive bookstores like Barnes
& Noble. In many cases, prisoners do not have anyone on the
outside who is willing or able to send books via this route. And what
about prison libraries, you ask? Some consist of mostly suspense or
western novels, and even then, library access may be treated as more of a
privilege than a right.
This is where PLP steps in. We believe
that everyone deserves access to literature and educational materials,
including people trying to work towards social change, self-empowerment
or rehabilitation within the incarceration system. Through our
affiliation with Bound Together Books, PLP is able to send free books to