DC Books to Prisons Project

"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



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weeks of protest by Maryland residents, the ACLU, and other groups (including DC Books to Prisons), the new policy was rescinded! Read more about the rescinded policy.

Partnership with Politics and Prose
On Friday, June 1, 2018, we tabled at Politics and Prose's Connecticut Avenue store. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to talk with many book lovers about our program. We are also grateful to Politics and Prose for committing to donating to us a portion of that day's sales.

No Orientation in June 2018
In June 2018, Foundry's renovations will require us to move from one room to another, then at some point after that we will move back to our old room. Due to the anticipated chaos of these two moves, orientations will be suspended for at least one month.