I believe people on the outside can’t comprehend the importance of books in prison. For me, there are two types of books: the first one is for self-improvement, learning about yourself and others and understanding skills and what piques your interest. The second type of books is the one that takes you far from prison, to new wonderful places to meet new and exciting people.

Books can also act like a surrogate to the relationships we are missing in our lives. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time out of your day to send me and other inmates books. You can’t imagine how nice it is to receive books from you. It is so nice to know that people care.

Written by A prisoner in Coleman, FL


COVID Schedule:
We are currently closed to most volunteering. We are still filling book requests. Limited volunteer opportunities are available. All volunteers must sign up in advance. We will monitor and follow all government guidelines. Contact volunteer@prisonbookprogram.org for more details or to learn how to sign up.


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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