Other Books to Prisoners Programs

Many other groups do the same thing we do – send books to prisoners.  Although we are not affiliated with any of these, we wholeheartedly support their work.  If you have books to donate and live near one, they would appreciate your support.  If you would like to send books to a prisoner in one of the states we don’t support (California, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, Michigan and Maryland), one of these may be able to.  

To the best of our knowledge, the information below is up to date as of August 2016.

Asheville Prison Books Program Program located in: NC
Serves: GA, NC, SC, TN

Athens Books to Prisoners  Program located in OH:
Serves OH.

Appalachian Prison Book Project Program located in: WV
Serves: KY, MD, OH, TN, VA, WV

Beehive Books Behind Bars  Program located in: UT.
Serves: WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, AZ, UT, MT, WY, CO, NM

Bellingham Books to Prisoners (affiliate of BTP Seattle) Program located in: WA Serves: All US States except CA and MA

Big House Books  Program located in: MS
Serves: Mississippi only

Book ‘Em Program located in: PA
Serves: PA only

Books Between the Bars Program located in: TX
Serves: TX only

Books for Prisoners Program located in: CA
Serves: All US states except MA

Books Through Bars, Philadelphia Program located in: PA
Serves: PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, VA, and WV

Books to Prisoners – Seattle Program located in: WA
Serves: All US states except CA and MA

Chicago Books to Women in Prison Program located in: IL
Serves: AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, MS, MO, and OH

DC Books to Prisons Project Program located in: DC
Serves: All US States except New England, IL, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, WA, WI.

Detroit Books to Prisoners  Program located in:MI
Serves: Michigan only

Inside Books Program located in: TX
Serves: TX only

Ithaca College Books Thru Bars  Program located in NY:
Serves: NY

LGBT Books to Prisoners  Program located in: Madison, WI
Serves: LGBTQ prisoners in all states except TX

Liberation Library 
Located in IL, serves youth in 3 facilities in IL (Kewanee,  Perre Marquette, and Harrisburg)

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners Program located in: LA
Serves: AL, AR, LA, MS. Women and LA prisoners are prioritized.

Louisville Books to Prisoners  Program located in: KY
Serves: KY state and federal facilities

Maoist Internationalist Movement’s Free Political Books to Prisoners   Program located in: IL
Serves: All US States except MA

Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project Program located in: IN
Serves: AR, IN, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, and WI

NYC Books Through Bars Program located in: NY
Serves: All US states except AL, FL, LA, MA, MI, MS, NC, OH, and PA with a priority on NY.

Olympia Books to Prisoners Program located in: WA
Serves:  Contact organization.

Open Books Prison Book Project Program located in: FL
Serves: FL only

Portland Books to Prisoners Program located in: OR
Serves: All US states except MA

Prison Book Program – Quincy Program located in: MA
Serves: All US states except CA, IL, MI, MD, NV, and TX

Prison Books Collective Program located in: NC
Serves: AL and NC

Prison Library Project Program located in: CA
Serves: All US states except MA

Prisoners Literature Project Program located in: CA
Serves: All US states except OR, MA and TX

Providence Books Through Bars Program located in: RI
Serves: All US states

Read Between The Bars Program located in: AZ
Serves: AZ only

Reading Reduces Recidivism: Program located in IL,
Serves prison libraries in IL, does not send books to prisoners directly

Spring Grass Book ‘Em:  Program located in PA,
Serves all states except PA

Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners Project Program located in: IL
Serves: IL

Unitarian Universalist Ann Arbor Prison Books Program located in: MI
Serves: Select MI institutions only

Wisconsin Books to Prisoners Program located in: WI
Serves: WI only

Women’s Prison Book Project Program located in: MN
Serves: All US states except CT, FL, IL, IN, MA, MI, MS, OH, OR, and PA

 


Canadian Programs

Books 2 Prisoners – Vancouver

Books Beyond Bars – Halifax, NS 
Serves: Women’s section of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside

Books to Prisoners – Ottawa

Open Door Books – Montreal


 

Great Britain

Haven Distribution Books to Prisoners – London