DC Books to Prisons

"I would like to thank you and your coworkers for all that you do to help incarcerated people. You all are a blessing to all of us, and I appreciate all that you do."

- Rafael A., Corcoran, CA

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Announcements

New Volunteer Orientation
We have resumed holding monthly orientations. First-time volunteers are welcome to join us on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM sharp for orientation and a chance to answer letters from prisoners. Returning volunteers who want a refresher are also welcome to attend the orientation. Please read about volunteering then register for orientation via our DC Books to Prisons Orientation Sign-Up form. Contact b2porientation@gmail.com if you have any questions.

2,000 Libros - a Project to Serve Children in Detention
We are lending our support to 2,000 Libros, a project that aims to send 2,000 Spanish-language and bilingual books to children in immigration detention. Read more about this effort to serve our nation's youngest prisoners.

Victory in Maryland!
In April 2018, we abruptly lost the ability to send books to prisoners in Maryland state prisons when the state implemented a new policy allowing only two vendors to send books to prisoners. Not even Amazon was allowed to send books to prisoners. On June 11, 2018, after weeks of protest by Maryland residents, the ACLU, and other groups (including DC Books to Prisons), the new policy was rescinded! Read more about the rescinded policy.