Free Write

What kind of book has had an impact on me? Westerns. The reason? They show that you can still be a bad ass without being on the wrong side of the law. They also teach you what hardships really were back then, and how comparatively easy we/I have it now.

I would like to let young people out there who think it is impossible to get a job or go to school, and think that crime is easy, that they are wrong! Prison is impossible. Everything you do [outside of prison], you are not allowed to do in prison. Think about that! I wish I had. Now I’m only a number.

Written by Charles A
Located in Martin Correctional Institute, Florida

Book Drop off and Volunteer Hours

Tuesdays and Thursday 6:30-9:00pm,
Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 pm (vaccines required)
Saturdays: 1:00-4:00pm

must sign up in advance
either just before you come or weeks in advance.

Book Drop Offs
Books can be dropped off during volunteer hours. You do not need to sign up in advance, but check the sign up page to make sure we are open.


We rely on your support

 Financial donations are the single factor that limits the number of people we can serve.  Just $3 is the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library!

Donations can be mailed to:

Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169


Prison Book Program relies on the support of people like you.

Just $3 covers the average cost of mailing a package of carefully selected books from our library of donated books!

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