Books to Prisoners

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This is the future home for resources about starting up a books-to-prisoners group, issues surrounding reading materials in prisons, and more.

Also check out the Prisoner Resources guide on the Radical Reference reference shelf.

Contents

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

Alabama

Alaska

American Samoa


Arizona

READ BETWEEN THE BARS
c/o Daily Planet Publishing
P.O. Box 1589
Tucson, AZ 85702
www.readbetweenthebars.org
readbetweenthebars@gmail.com
We fill requests from AZ prisoners ONLY


Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Guam

Hawaii

Idaho


Illinois

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
Serving IA, IL, KS, MO, MN, NE and WI.


Indiana

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky


Louisiana

LOUISIANA BOOKS 2 PRISONERS
1631 Elysian Fields #117
New Orleans, LA 70117
http://www.geocities.com/books2prisoners/
books2prisoners@gmail.com
Free books nationwide but prioritizes prisoners in LA.
Please request books by topic or category, not by specific title.


Maine

Maryland


Massachusetts

PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o United First Parish Church
1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
617-423-3298 (Please, no collect calls.)
http://www.prisonbookprogram.org
info@prisonbookprogram.org
Serving all state 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.


Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York


North Carolina

ASHEVILLE PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o Downtown Books & News
67 N. Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
http://www.main.nc.us/prisonbooks/main.html
Free books to Prisoners of NC, SC, GA and TN.

INTERNATIONALIST PRISON BOOKS COLLECTIVE
405 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-942-1740
http://www.prisonbooks.info
prisonbooks@gmail.com
Free books to prisoners of MS and AL.


North Dakota

Northern Marianas Islands

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Virgin Islands


Washington

BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike St., Box A
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.bookstoprisoners.net
Bookstoprisoners@cs.com
All states except CA (only ships used books.)
Request by subject, no religious or legal materials.


West Virginia

APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
http://english.wvu.edu/centers_and_projects/appalachian_prison_book_project
appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.


Wisconsin

WISCONSIN BOOKS TO PRISONERS PROJECT
http://www.rainbowbookstore.org/b2p
c/o Rainbow Bookstore
426 W. Gilman St.
Madison, WI 53703
wisconsinbookstoprisoners@yahoo.com
(No religious or legal books. LGBT for all states.)


Wyoming

Active Books to Prisoners Groups by Area Served

Alabama | Alaska | American Samoa | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Guam | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Northern Marianas Islands | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Virgin Islands | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming


Books Mailed Nationally

BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike St., Box A
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.bookstoprisoners.net
Bookstoprisoners@cs.com
All states except CA (only ships used books.)
Request by subject, no religious or legal materials.

LOUISIANA BOOKS 2 PRISONERS
1631 Elysian Fields #117
New Orleans, LA 70117
http://www.geocities.com/books2prisoners/
books2prisoners@gmail.com
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.)
http://www.prisonbookprogram.org
info@prisonbookprogram.org
Serving all state 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.


Alabama

INTERNATIONALIST PRISON BOOKS COLLECTIVE
405 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-942-1740
http://www.prisonbooks.info
prisonbooks@gmail.com
Free books to prisoners of MS and AL.


Alaska

American Samoa


Arizona

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Arkansas

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Georgia

ASHEVILLE PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o Downtown Books & News
67 N. Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
http://www.main.nc.us/prisonbooks/main.html
Free books to Prisoners of NC, SC, GA and TN.


Guam


Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
Serving IA, IL, KS, MO, MN, NE and WI.


Indiana

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Iowa

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
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
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Kansas

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
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
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Kentucky

APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
http://english.wvu.edu/centers_and_projects/appalachian_prison_book_project
appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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

LOUISIANA BOOKS 2 PRISONERS
1631 Elysian Fields #117
New Orleans, LA 70117
http://www.geocities.com/books2prisoners/
books2prisoners@gmail.com
Free books nationwide but prioritizes prisoners in LA.
Please request books by topic or category, not by specific title.


Maine
Maryland

APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
http://english.wvu.edu/centers_and_projects/appalachian_prison_book_project
appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.


Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
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
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Mississippi

INTERNATIONALIST PRISON BOOKS COLLECTIVE
405 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-942-1740
http://www.prisonbooks.info
prisonbooks@gmail.com
Free books to prisoners of MS and AL.


Missouri

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
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
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Montana
Nebraska

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
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
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina

ASHEVILLE PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o Downtown Books & News
67 N. Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
http://www.main.nc.us/prisonbooks/main.html
Free books to Prisoners of NC, SC, GA and TN.



North Dakota

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Northern Marianas Islands


Ohio

APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
http://english.wvu.edu/centers_and_projects/appalachian_prison_book_project
appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Oklahoma

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Oregon
Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico


Rhode Island
South Carolina

ASHEVILLE PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o Downtown Books & News
67 N. Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
http://www.main.nc.us/prisonbooks/main.html
Free books to Prisoners of NC, SC, GA and TN.


South Dakota

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Tennessee

APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
http://english.wvu.edu/centers_and_projects/appalachian_prison_book_project
appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.

ASHEVILLE PRISON BOOK PROGRAM
c/o Downtown Books & News
67 N. Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
http://www.main.nc.us/prisonbooks/main.html
Free books to Prisoners of NC, SC, GA and TN.

MIDWEST PAGES TO PRISONERS PROJECT
c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia

APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
http://english.wvu.edu/centers_and_projects/appalachian_prison_book_project
appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.


Virgin Islands


Washington
West Virginia

APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT
P.O. Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507
http://english.wvu.edu/centers_and_projects/appalachian_prison_book_project
appalachianpbp@gmail.com
Serving WV, OH, TN, VA, KY, and MD.


Wisconsin

MIDWEST BOOKS TO PRISONERS
c/o Quimby's Bookstore
1321 North Milwaukee Ave. PMB #460
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.freewebs.com/mwbtp
http://www.myspace.com/midwestbookstoprisoners
midwestbooks@yahoo.com
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
1-866-598-1543
http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/
mwpp@pagestoprisoners.org
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.


Wyoming

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

Alabama

Alabama Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Alaska

Alaska Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search via VINELink)

American Samoa

Arizona

Arizona Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

California

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.

Colorado

Colorado Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Delaware

Delaware Department of Correction (Prisoner Search via VINELink)

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search via VINELink)

Florida

Florida Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Georgia

Georgia Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Guam

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Prisoner Search for Hawaii unavailable.

Idaho

Idaho Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Illinois

Illinois Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Indiana

Indiana Department of Correction (Prisoner Search)

Iowa

Iowa Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Kansas

Kansas Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Corrections ( Prisoner Search via VINELink)

Maine

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.

Maryland

Maryland Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Correction (Prisoner Search via VINELink)
Inquiries may also be made by calling:(877) 421-8463. Inquiring parties must have prisoner's first and last name and DOC number.

Michigan

Michigan Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Missouri

Missouri Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Montana

Montana Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (Prisoner Search)

Nevada

Nevada Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

New Mexico

New Mexico Corrections Department (Prisoner Search)

New York

New York State Department of Correctional Services (Prisoner Search)

North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Correction (Prisoner Search)

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Prisoner Search)

Northern Marianas Islands

Ohio

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (Prisoner Search)

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Oregon

Oregon Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search via VINELink)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Corrections
Prisoner Search unavailable in South Dakota.

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Correction (Prisoner Search)

Texas

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Prisoner Search)

Utah

Utah Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search via VINELink)

Vermont

Vermont Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Virginia

Virginia Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

Virgin Islands

Washington

Washington Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search)

West Virginia

Washington Division of Corrections (Prisoner Search) and (Prisoner Search)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Prisoner Search via VINELink)

Wyoming

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.")

Activist Resources

Resource Guides

Books to Prisoners Program Guides

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