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



Nut-Free Building
To protect people with allergies, the building we operate out of does not allow peanuts or tree nuts anywhere within the building. Please do not bring foods containing peanuts or tree nuts when volunteering with us.

Snow Policy
The building we operate out of follows the federal government in deciding when to declare a snow day. If OPM reports that the federal government is closed due to snow, it means that we, too, are closed.

New Volunteer Orientation
If you would like to volunteer with us, please read about volunteering then register for orientation via our DC Books to Prisons Orientation Sign-Up form. Orientations are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm sharp. 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 created to send 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weeks of protest by Maryland residents, the ACLU, and other groups (including DC Books to Prisons), the new policy was rescinded! Read more about the rescinded policy.