Over the course of the past year, PEN America’s Right to Read in American Prisons Project focused on ways prisons and jails across the country restricted access to literature and educational materials through book censorship and state book ban lists. Learn how to support access to prison literature and protect the right to read for incarcerated people.

Contacts for Prison Book Donations:

Contact Info for Prison Books Programs:

Study and Struggle
1977 Books
1468 Woodley Road
Montgomery, AL 36106

Tyrel Dale <[email protected]>
1143 Gracewood Ave SE Unit A
Atlanta, GA 30316

Midwest Books to Prisoners
1321N Milwaukee
PMB 460
Chicago IL 60622
Email: [email protected]

c/o Taylor Dean
716 W Dodds St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Prison Book Program
1306 Hancock St., Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Attention: Elizabeth

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W 24th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop
1816 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Books Through Bars
4722 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Women’s Prison Book Project
3751 17th Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55407

Chicago Books to Women in Prison
4511 N. Hermitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Email: [email protected]

Books Behind Bars: New Jersey
c/o Cassandra Gatelein
108 Seaspray Court
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260

Books to Prisons – Alabama
Paula Marques
P.O. Box 20232
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402

Believers Bail Out
Ayesha Patel
4920 N Drake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Missouri Prison Books
438 N Skinker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

Asheville Prison Books
c/o Downtown Books & News
67 North Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Florida Prisoner Solidarity (formerly Gainesville IWOC)
2322 NE 11th Ter
Gainesville, FL 32609

Davis Books to Prisons
Giselle García
8155 Ganda Dancer Way,
Sacramento, CA 95823

North Carolina women’s prison book collective
Meghan McDowell
2633 Kirk Rd
Durham, NC 27705

Pittsburgh Prison Book Project (Formerly Book ‘Em)
134 E. Elizabeth St
Pittsburgh PA 15207

CT Prison Book Connection
P.O. Box 946
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0946

Prison Books Collective
PO Box 625
Carrboro, NC 27510

Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP)
Vickie Anne Reddy
3658 N. Sawyer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Email: [email protected]

Books 2 Prisoners in Urbana-Champaign
Becca Maree
502 S. Mattis Ave. Apt. O
Champaign, IL 61821

LGBT Books to Prisoners
c/o Social Justice Center Incubator
1202 Williamson St #1
Madison, WI 53703

Survived and Punished CA
6520 Telegraph Ave, Unit 2
Oakland, CA 94609

Highlander Center
1959 Highlander Way
New Market, TN 37820

WI Books to Prisoners
John E. Peck
2117 E. Johnson
Madison WI 53704

inside books project
Skot Oh
1801 Cedar Ave
Austin, TX 78702

Pages and Time
c/o Anette Bolan
12957 Rubens Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners
3157 Gentilly Blvd. #141
New Orleans, LA 70122

SawariMedia Book Club
28211 Southfield Rd. #504
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Prison Reform Movement
Carole Leonard
162 Creekbank Rd.
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643

Great Falls Books Through Bars
Sara Ostrom
41 South St #13
Easthampton, MA 01027

Books to Prisoners Seattle
92 Pike St., Box A
Seattle, WA 98101

Study and Struggle
Micah Herskind
436 North Highland Ave NE #17
Atlanta, GA 30307

Education Justice Project
Jamie Hines/EJP
1001 S. Wright St
Champaign, IL 61810
Email: [email protected]

Prisoners Literature Project
976 60th St.
Oakland CA 94608

Collective Justice
227 Wells Ave S
Renton, WA 98057

University Beyond Bars
929 N. 130th St
STE 15
Seattle, WA 98133

Appalachian Prison Book Project
PO Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507

Richmond Community Bail Fund
Richmond, VA

Oakland Abolition and Solidarity
P.O. Box 12594
Oakland, CA 94604
[email protected]

Survived and Punished (both NYC and California)