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|''T: Red Line, Braintree - Quincy Center''<br/>||''T: Red Line, Braintree - Quincy Center''<br/>|
|''We are located in the basement of the United First Parish Church. Our entrance is on Temple St.''<br/>||''We are located in the basement of the United First Parish Church. Our entrance is on Temple St.''<br/>|
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|+||'''BOOKS THROUGH BARS--NYC'''<br>|
|+||c/o Bluestockings Books<br>|
|+||172 Allen St<br>|
|+||New York, NY 10002<br>|
|+||Free books to prisoners nationwide.|
Revision as of 23:34, 30 April 2009
This is the future home for resources about starting up a books-to-prisoners group, issues surrounding reading materials in prisons, and more.
Map of Books to Prisoners Groups
Prison Book Programs in North America (map maintained by Books through Bars Philadelphia.)
Active Books to Prisoners Groups by State
READ BETWEEN THE BARS
c/o Daily Planet Publishing
P.O. Box 1589
Tucson, AZ 85702
We fill requests from AZ prisoners ONLY.
District of Columbia
CHICAGO BOOKS TO WOMEN IN PRISON
c/o Beyondmedia Education
4001 N Ravenswood Ave #204C
Chicago, IL 60613
Serving AZ, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, and MS.
Only mails to women in prison.
MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
Serving IA, IL, KS, MO, MN, NE and WI.
MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Serving AZ, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MN, IA, MO, AR, IN, OH, KY, TN, WI, and FL.
Priority is given to people requesting books from women's and youth facilities.
LOUISIANA BOOKS 2 PRISONERS
1631 Elysian Fields #117
New Orleans, LA 70117
Free books nationwide but prioritizes prisoners in LA.
Please request books by topic or category, not by specific title.
PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o United First Parish Church
1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
617-423-3298 (Please, no collect calls.)
Serving all states except CA, PA, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, NV, and TX.
T: Red Line, Braintree - Quincy Center
We are located in the basement of the United First Parish Church. Our entrance is on Temple St.
BOOKS THROUGH BARS--NYC
c/o Bluestockings Books
172 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
Free books to prisoners nationwide.
ASHEVILLE PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o Downtown Books & News
67 N. Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Free books to Prisoners of NC, SC, GA and TN.
INTERNATIONALIST PRISON BOOKS COLLECTIVE
405 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Free books to prisoners of MS and AL.
Northern Marianas Islands
CLEVELAND BOOKS TO PRISONERS
P.O. Box 602440
Cleveland, OH 44102
Sends books to OH prisoners only.
BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike St., Box A
Seattle, WA 98101
All states except CA (only ships used books.)
Request by subject, no religious or legal materials.
APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.
WISCONSIN BOOKS TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Rainbow Bookstore
426 W. Gilman St.
Madison, WI 53703
(No religious or legal books. LGBT for all states.)
Possibly Inactive Books to Prisoners Groups
Prison Mailing Restrictions Wiki
Prison Restrictions by state (Possibly inactive? No response to gaining access for other groups to edit? Possibly unmaintained? Perhaps wiki could be moved to this location with an additional page?)
Correctional Websites and Prisoner Locators by State
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Prisoner Search for California no longer available. Inquiries should be directed to the "Identification Unit" at: (916) 445-6713 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must provide the full name and the month, day and year of birth or CDC identification number for the subject of your inquiry. The "Identification Unit" will only provide the CDC number and current location, and not any information pertaining to a prisoner's release date. Inquiries may also be faxed to: (916) 322-0500.
District of Columbia
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Prisoner Search for Hawaii unavailable.
Maine Department of Corrections
Prisoner Search for Maine unavailable. Inquiries may be emailed to Corrections.Webdesk@maine.gov. Inquiries must include prisoner's full name, date of birth, and DOC number. Inquiries must also include the name and address of the inquiring party, and the purpose for the inquiry.
Northern Marianas Islands
South Dakota Department of Corrections
Prisoner Search unavailable in South Dakota.
Wyoming Department of Corrections
(Prisoner Search via VINELink)
(Requires you to certify that you are "a victim or witness of crime in Wyoming and entitled to information about the offender associated with my case.")
Books to Prisoners Program Guides
Sample Flyers, Fold-outs, Tri-folds, and Other Related Items
Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners