Anti-Prison and Prisoner Support Groups to Check Out:
- Amplify Voices
- Semo Distro– Tons of Zine Pdf Masters
- Movement to free Sundiata Acoli
- Movement to Free Mumia Abu Jamal
- Movement to Free Leonard Peltier
- Jericho Movement to Free Political Prisoners
- Anarchist Black Cross (main site)
- Denver Anarchist Black Cross
- Critical Resistance
- 4 Struggle Mag
- Prison Activist Resource Center
- Fire to the Prisons
- Solitary Watch
Other Prison Books Groups
- BOOKS 2 PRISONERS
1631 Elysian Fields #117
New Orleans, LA 70117
Free books to prisoners in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama.
- BOOKS THROUGH BARS
4722 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Sends progressive political and educational materials at no charge to state and federal prisoners in mid-Atlantic states. Donates books directly to county jail libraries but does not accept individual requests from county jail prisoners. Request books by topic. No catalog. Donations including artwork and stamps greatly appreciated.
- BOOKS THROUGH BARS – NYC
172 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
Ships to prisoners nationwide. Specializes in political and history books. Also sends literary fiction and other educational books. Does not send religious literature. Donations of stamps and cash are appreciated. If you send a money order, please make it out to the groups fiscal sponsor, ABC No Rio
- ITHACA COLLEGE BOOKS THRU BARS
c/o Ithaca College Library
PO Box 113
Ithaca NY 14817
Free books to New York state prisoners.
- BOOKS TO PRISONERS
C/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike St., Box A
Seattle, WA 98101
The longest running project of its kind. Free books to prisoners Nationwide. Request by subject, no religious materials or legal materials. donations appreciated. Special Note – Does not ship to prisons who require all books sent to be new.
- CHICAGO BOOKS TO WOMEN IN PRISON
4511 N. Hermitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
free books to women prisoners in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi and Ohio.
- DC PRISONS BOOK PROJECT
PO Box 34190
Washington, DC 20043-4190
Free books to prisoners nationwide.
- GAINESVILLE BOOKS FOR PRISONERS
P.O. Box 12164
Gainesville, FL 32604
Covers prisoners nationwide. Accepts requests by topic of interest only.
- INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT
c/o 12th St. Books
827 West 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Sends free books and literature to prisoners in Texas only. Does not accept requests for hardcover, bibles, pulp fiction, or pornography. Send 1 37 cent stamp for resource list and newsletter. Accepts artwork donations for their yearly prisoner art show.
- MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Sends to prisoners in the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota,Tennessee, and Wisconsin
- OPEN BOOKS BOOKSTORE +
PRISON BOOK PROJECT
1040 N. GUILLEMARD ST.
PENSACOLA, FL 32501
FL only. No catalog. Will send National Prisoner Resource List.
- PORTLAND BOOKS TO PRISONERS
P.O. Box 11222
Portland, OR 97211
Sends books to state and federal prisoners in all states except Oregon. Request by topic not author. No legal or religious requests.
- PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
1306 Hancock St. Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
617-423-3298 (NO collect calls)
Covers all states but CA, MA, MD, MI, PA, or TX (except Gatesville and Huntsville). Does not offer computer books, horror, romance, textbooks, true crime, or white supremacist materials. Publishes the National Prisoner Resource List free to prisoners nationwide on request.
- PRISON BOOK PROJECT (project may be closed, 2/8/16)
c/o Food for Thought Books
P.O. Box 396
Amherst, MA 01004-0396
(413) 584-8975 ext. 208
Serves prisoners in New England states (Maine, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI) and Texas only. Request books by topics of interest, not title. No mailing list or catalogue. No hardback books.
- PRISON LITERATURE PROJECT
c/o Bound Together Bookstore
1369 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
No Texas requests. Request types of books-not specific titles, Stamps or donations greatly appreciated.
- PROVIDENCE BOOKS THROUGH BARS
c/o Atlas Bower Books
245 Meeting Street
Providence, RI 02906
Free books to prisoners nationwide.
- THE PRISON LIBRARY PROJECT
915 West Foothill Blvd. Suite C128
Claremont, CA 91711
Free books on self-help, personal and spiritual growth, wellness, and metaphysical books. No law books, technical, or GED. No catalogue. Free resource guide on request.
- WOMEN’S PRISON BOOK PROJECT
c/o Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55404
Ships to all states except OR, MI, CO, and WV. Free books to women prisoners only. No county jail requests. Does not ship hardback books. Free resource guide for women and transgender prisoners. Encourages women and transgender prisoners to write articles for their newsletter. Write for more details.