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07-15-2002, 10:18 PM
does anyone know the policies regarding reading material sent to federal inmates? I will be at a women's fed camp and wondered if poeple can buy used books and mail them to me. Is this allowed? Thanks for any info you might know!

07-17-2002, 01:28 PM
Hi faeriegirl,

I love fairies, have checks and everything! My fiancee is in Federal Prison. People can send you up to three paperbacks in each mailing. Hardbound books must be sent directly from companies such as Barnes and Noble, etc. is a great site for used books. My fiancee is taking courses via distance learning and his textbook from the college was $79.00. I found it at for $6.25! What kind of books do you like? I am a bibliophile and wouldn't mind sending you some when I finished with them...when do you have to go?


07-17-2002, 02:32 PM
Take this list of addresses with you. They send prisoners free books.

Books through Bars—NYC

c/o Bluestockings Bookstore

172 Allen Street

New York, NY 10002

Books to Prisoners

c/o Left Bank Books

92 Pike Street

Seattle, WA 98101

Epimethian Press

PO Box 2143

Colorado Springs CO 80901-2143


Inside Books Project

827 West 12th Street

Austin TX 78701

Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

c/o Secret Sailor Books

202 N. Walnut Street

Bloomington IN 47404

Prison Book Program

c/o Lucy Parsons Center and Bookstore

110 Arlington Street

Boston MA 02116


Prison Book Project

Box 396

Amherst MA 02004

Prison Library Project

915 West Foothill Blvd. #128

Claremont CA 91711

Prisoner Literature Project

c/o Bound Together Books

1369 Haight Street

San Francisco CA 94117

The Readers Corner

Prison Book Program

31 Montford Ave

Ashville NC 28801

Women’s Prison Book Project

c/o Arise Bookstore

2441 Lyndale Ave South

Minneapolis MN 55405


07-17-2002, 04:47 PM
I haven't sent Billy any books yet, but I have sent him magazines. I bought them from the store and just sent them straight to him. He got them without problems.

08-16-2002, 08:05 AM
Thank you everybody for the great info!