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Midwest Books to Prisoners – Book Drive
September 29 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Commemorate #BannedBooksWeek by sending books to prisoners! A donor has offered to match any order we send to our @HaymarketBooks wishlist this week, so help us double the books we send out! This week, we’re focusing on the increasing difficulty in getting #BooksToPrisoners. In addition to content-based restrictions, many prison systems are only allowing certain “approved vendors”, rejecting “used”/“stained” books, converting to costly all-digital privatized mail systems and preventing access to prison libraries due to COVID-19 lockdowns – essentially waging an information war against incarcerated people at this already difficult time.
Since 2004, Midwest Books to Prisoners has been engaged in direct support by mailing books, magazines, and other printed material free of charge. Thanks for supporting us during #BannedBooksWeek!