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For the last six years, the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective has sent thousands of books and resource guides into prisons in the South, as well as published prisoners’ stories, essays, and artwork. In many of these prisons there are no libraries, and those that do exist are drastically inadequate. Little to no educational or rehabilitative opportunities exist. We provide these resources to enable prisoners to self-educate, self-organize, and challenge the roots of their conditions.
Our group is entirely volunteer-run and subsists week to week on the donations of supporters. To be able continue this work, we started a fundraising initiative called the monthly sustainer program. Supporters can now sign up at our website to have a small sum securely and automatically deducted from their bank account or credit card each month. Just $5-10/month can send over a hundred more books into prison each year. Every single dollar received from sustainers goes to mailing packages of books in to prisoners.
Please consider signing yourself as a monthly sustainer, or asking a relative or loved one to sign up on your behalf as a gift. Become a lifeline for literacy and hope in North Carolina prisoners. Become a sustainer.
the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective