What is the NC Women's Prison Book Project?
The NC Women’s Prison Book Project is an all volunteer run collective that sends books and letters to people incarcerated in women’s prisons and jails across North Carolina. As a locally-oriented project engaged in our own community, we also send books and letters to people detained in the Durham County Jail.
We need your support
We send approximately 15-25 packages of books and resource lists a week, spending between $50-70 dollars on postage. To continue providing this vital and life-giving service, we are in urgent need of your financial donation to help us with postage and packaging.
“Thank you so much for the books! I really appreciate what you all do and I think it’s great. I really, truly, wish there was more I could do besides just say “Thank you.” I’m such an avid reader and there are so many like us who have no way of receiving new books.”
— Letter from Virginia, incarcerated in North Carolina.
“Thanks for all you do for us that are locked up. You have helped many of us to break away from all these worries and trials with your books. I read the books you send me and it helps me to get out of these gates and walls. Thank you so very much.”
– Always grateful, Terri