Words Stretching Beyond Bars and Walls

All volunteer | Not-for-profit | Since 1994
Serving incarcerated women & transgender prisoners across the US


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Thanks from our readers

I want to thank you all for your dedication and perseverance in helping us ‘forgotten ones’… Some people may take your endeavors for granted…. But I sincerely appreciate your support. I sit alone in a Solitary Confinement Administrative Segregation 23.5 hours a day lockdown, cell… and books are my way outside these steel stone walls.

 Our library is completely shut down & has been since March. You can’t imagine how much these books meant to us to keep our spirits up. Faces would light up as I passed the books under the door & I know they were read several times by several ladies. We appreciate the kindness of strangers! I’m thankful for you all & for your program.

All in all you have helped me in your gifts, to keep my sanity in such a crazy, chaotic place. I am forever indebted to you and yours for these gifts. I have been receiving books from you for quite some time now and feel blessed for the opportunities you have given me to expand my mind as well as my life.

3751 17th Ave S | Minneapolis, MN 55407

The Women’s Prison Book Project is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization (Tax ID #41-1977201).