Books to Prisoners

Discussing everything from the joy of reading to the frustration of chronic library closures and the experience of incarceration, this book is composed of letters prisoners wrote to BTP. Alongside, you'll find information about the history, operations, and context of prison book programs across the country.

Books To Prisoners is a Seattle-based nonprofit that aims to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism. We believe that books are educational tools for opening minds, and engage incarcerated individuals across the country by mailing thousands of free books annually.