"BOOKS BEHIND BARS"
On-Going Book Drive For Prisoners By PrisonPenPals.com
NEW & SPECIAL NEED...prison librarians have voiced that they would like to have your OLD telephone books.
The prison librarian can use telephone books from all over the USA, since they are often asked for numbers or addresses of business, etc. The librarians have told us that they do not give the prisoners access to the phone books, rather look up the information for them.
If you live for example in California, it may be extremely helpful for a prison in New York to have your phone directory once you are finished with it. The librarians have a hard time collecting telephone directories from out of their area or state, so we are asking you to HELP RECYCLE these used phone books and help a prisoner!
Be sure to mail your directories at the special LOWER BOOK RATE! Some post offices even COLLECT used directories. Why not send SEVERAL to various prisons!?! Thank you for your help and caring about prisoners.
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Dear Visitors, We are now at over 12,000 books and magazines that have been donated to our site for prisoners! THANK YOU to everyone that has sent their books and magazines to our office OR to the prisoners! We are no longer accepting books at our office due to the high cost of re-mailing to prisons.
Send your books and magazines DIRECT to prison libraries.
Mark your package "Attention Librarian"
We are no longer accepting books at our office, please send them DIRECT to prison libraries.
If you know about prisons that allow prisoners to receive books please EMAIL us with the information and we will include it here. We appreciate all your feedback on this page.
Any libraries, schools, private organizations, or business that would like to donate books to our book drive are encouraged to do so by mailing them DIRECT to prison libraries!
When using the POSTAL SERVICE to mail books, mention that they are BOOKS and you'll get the reduced BOOK RATE for postage!
Prisons That Need Your Books
New and used books and magazines are welcome; softcover preferred.
New books must be sent in with an approved permit first! Please contact the prisoner you are sending to or the prison for more information.
This facility, requires that any book or magazine be sent through the U.S. Mail.. They do not accept books from U.P.S. or FED-EX Books only from Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
Hardee Correctional will return anything not sent by U.S. Mail, and inmates will not be notified.
The prisoners are allowed to receive new and used books, but no more than 10 at a time please.
Send books (no hard covers please) to the prison library at:
They are requesting books in Spanish too please!
If you are sending books to a prisoner direct, they must be new and come from a store.
New books, Used books, paperback
Especially: Law, Education, Fiction and Religious, basically anything readable.
New books must be sent directly from the publisher or an approved vendor. Please check with prisoner or prison.
I appreciate all the books we have received through this program, and want to thank the donors for their efforts.
This facility requires all books, or magazine publications, to come from either the Publishers, or Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. No direct mail of books or magazines.
Write prison or prisoner for details.
Prisoners are allowed to receive books and magazines. Write prison for details.
NO MAGAZINES ARE ALLOWED TO BE MAILED IN BY AN INDIVIDUAL, except through the bookstore or subscription.
Magazines must be new and mailed in by the place you purchase them (magazine subscriptions make great gifts for prisoners). Books must be new and from the distributor, such as Amazon.com
Does NOT accept magazines mailed from a private citizen. Only accepts donations mailed directly from the publishers.
Mail your paper back books and magazines in a paper envelope (NO BOXES ALLOWED) to this prison. They may be used or new, but have to be paperbacks and magazines only! New hardcover books need to come directly from the bookstore only.
The Estelle High Security Unit in Huntsville, Texas 77320 does allow books from your local book store,they must be new and mailed from the store and they maybe sent directly to the inmate, magazines can be sent the same way but it is easier to order a subscription from the publisher.
allowed to have books and receive them, that is one of the largest institutions in Texas, is the largest over 4,000 men.
Need: mystery, romance, horror and self-help books (They collect books for prisoners)
Please send books with Series if you have them
If you know about a PRISON'S Policy on books being mailed, please tell us!
SEND US any information you have and we will post it on the site for everyone.
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