Love Letters

Whether it’s connecting people with important information, helping embolden them to take action, or simply providing entertaining books, our group seeks to provide a meaningful connection to the outside world for people behind bars and to connect those of us on the outside to our acquaintances and loved ones on the inside.

Here is just a sample of some of the love sent our way:

“I’d like to start by thanking you for everything you do for us inmates. Many times the simple pleasure of a book has helped remove me from the environment I’m in and preserve my sanity. Needless to say, your organization and ones like it are very appreciated.”

“Dear Prison Books Collective—I received the books you sent and I really do thank you. I and people like me with no family and no income really look forward to these books. Again, thank you. Yours truly, T.G.”

“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.”   

“Once again many thanks for the books and all you do. Much respect to you all my friends at Prison Books Collective…Thank you also for your letter and condolences, it means a lot. Now I have no family or friends. Just to know someone on the outside cares helps so much. Looking forward to hearing from you and receiving your books. You pick them this time. I would greatly appreciate it.”

“Anything (you can send) would be AWESOME! Thank you for what you are doing.”

“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.”

“Thanks so much for being there for me. These books help my time fly by. Books help me a lot!!! Take care and know that you make a difference to a lot of us.”

“I wanted to write and thank you so very much for the books! I am so glad and appreciate you putting me on your mailing list…Can’t say enough of how grateful I am!”

“Just wanted to thank all of you for your tireless efforts in trying to release the burden of oppression from our shoulders. We all truly appreciate everything you do for us and making sure we are not forgotten. Though you may not hear it enough our thanks go out to all of you. –P.S. Thanks so much for Spartacus. I’m enjoying it immensely. Also, The Last Child was one of the best books I’ve read here. Excited to get started on The Slave Narratives.”