Hi, welcome to Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners!
Unfortunately, we are not hosting volunteers at our space or accepting used book donations due to Covid. We hope to see everyone again soon when it’s safe to do so. Please check the News and Updates sidebar on the right to see if the pandemic has ended.
Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to sending free reading material to people who are incarcerated. We send books (and book-like objects like composition books) to people who are locked up in jails, prisons, and ICE facilities in Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas. LAB2P is run by a small organizing collective, and we have a strong base of awesome volunteers who help make it all possible.
We rely on donations through grants and individual contributions to continue our work and on the support of volunteers to help us get books into the hands of people inside. Donations also allow us to purchase much needed resources such as dictionaries, GED study guides, and blank journals. Most of our budget is spent on shipping supplies and postage, and a minimal portion of our budget is spent on administrative expenses like website fees. Our collective members and volunteers never receive any kind of financial compensation.
Interested in getting involved? Click here for information about volunteering, donating books, or donating money for books or postage costs. You can also subscribe to our (very irregular) email list. Important updates are posted here on this very website, over on the right-hand side of the screen, or you can check our Facebook page.
For info on requesting books, click here. Please note that we don’t accept requests online, but we have a printout info sheet which has all the information people need to write to us.