Prison Book Program is a grassroots organization, in operation since 1972, which exists for one purpose – to send free books to prisoners. It serves overs 10,000 prisoners each year.
Prison Book Program mails books to people in prison to support their educational, vocational and personal development and to help them avoid returning to prison after their release. The organization also aims to provide a quality volunteer experience that introduces citizens to issues surrounding the American prison system and the role of education in reforming it.
Books are crucial to the political, spiritual, and educational development of all people. However, most prisons do not allow family and friends to send books into prisons. They must come from a bookstore, publisher, online retailer or a program like Prison Books.