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Organization or Prison: Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project

Types of books or materials needed:
Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English, and Law), Thesauruses, African and African American history, politics, culture, Mexican and Puerto Rican history, politics, culture, GED or Basic Education Materials, ESL books, Books in Spanish, Yoga and Meditation, Martial Arts, Paganism, How-to art, carpentry, landscaping books, Health—particularly HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
Geoffrey Hing
Address:
Geoffrey Hing Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project
310A S. Washington
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Organization or Prison: Mike Durfee State Prison

Specifics for shipping books/comments:
No hard cover books accepted unless they are academic or resource. No gang, race, or religion related books. No pornographic material.
Types of books or materials needed:
Paperback novels for leisure reading (horror, romance novels, fiction, etc.), parenting related reading, motivation/self-help, hobby magazines, anger management books.
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
Aamy Drotzmann or Deb Eilers
Address:
Mike Durfee State Prison
1412 Wood Street
Springfield, SD 57062
Fax:
605-369-2813
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Organization or Prison: Mule Creek State Prison

Specifics for shipping books/comments:
All material shipped must be addressed to: Mike Doud, Vocational Cabinetmaking
Types of books or materials needed:
Cabinetmaking and Millwork, also any basic reading, math, and language. Any material of these types in Spanish would also be appreciated. We can use books, VHS, or DVD/CD's.
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
Mike Doud, Vocational Instructor
Address:
Mule Creek State Prison
4001 Highway 104
Ione, CA 95640
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Organization or Prison: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services- DCS Libraries

Specifics for shipping books/comments:
Ship books to Denise C. Morton for distribution to DCS Libraries. Books may also be dropped off in person. Please call first.
Types of books or materials needed:
Spanish language materials, African American authors, Westerns, Mystery, Dictionaries, Self-Help Bestsellers, Automobiles/World War-Military, History, Humor, Art and Drawing Books, Native American authors, both hardcover and soft cover accepted.
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
Denise C. Morton, OCC Library Director
Address:
Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services- Libraries/Omaha CC
PO Box 11099/2323 Avenue J
Omaha, NE 68110
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Organization or Prison: Perry Correctional Institution

Types of books or materials needed:
G.E.D. and other educational books - SOFTBOUND
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
Officer Buehler
Address:
Perry Correctional Institution-Educational Coordinator
430 Oaklawn Road
Pelzer, SC 29669
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Organization or Prison: Portland Books To Prisoners

Specifics for shipping books/comments:
Check website for drop-box locations and mailing nights: www.bookstooregonprisoners.org
Types of books or materials needed:
Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English, and Law), Thesauruses, African and African American history, politics, culture, Mexican and Puerto Rican history, politics, culture, GED or Basic Education Materials, ESL books, Books in Spanish, Yoga and Meditation, Martial Arts, Paganism, How-to art, carpentry,
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
c/o BTOP
Address:
Portland Books To Prisoners
P O Box 11222
Portland, OR 97211
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Organization or Prison: Prison Book Program

Specifics for shipping books/comments:
Books can be dropped off in person Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6:30 and 9:00.
Types of books or materials needed:
Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English, and Law), Thesauruses, African and African American history, politics, culture, Mexican and Puerto Rican history, politics, culture, GED or Basic Education Materials, ESL books, Books in Spanish, Yoga and Meditation, Martial Arts, Paganism, How-to art, carpentry, landscaping books, Health-particularly HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis, Native American culture and heritage, Latino culture and heritage, Puerto Rican culture and heritage, English dictionaries, thesauruses and foreign language dictionaries, GED Prep, Books about learning Spanish (and books in Spanish,)Self-help and health titles, Gay/Bisexual/Transgender studies, Trades (i.e. woodworking, automotive, etc.), Psychology and philosophy, Classic literature and best-selling novels, Legal dictionaries, Wicca/Occult
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
Lucy Parsons
Address:
Prison Book Program
1306 Hancock Street, Ste. 100
Quincy, MA 02169
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Organization or Prison: Prison Book Project

Specifics for shipping books/comments:
Currently, we only send books to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Texas. We do not accept hardcover books or textbooks.
Types of books or materials needed:
Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English), Thesauruses, African and African American history, politics, culture, Mexican and Puerto Rican history, politics, culture, GED or Basic Education Materials, ESL books, Books in Spanish, Yoga and Meditation, Martial Arts, Paganism, How-to art, carpentry, landscaping books, Health—particularly HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis. We do not need legal dictionaries or any other legal books.
In-person drop-off available:
No
Address:
Prison Book Project
Box 396
Amherst, MA 01004
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Organization or Prison: Prisoner Literature Project

Types of books or materials needed:
Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English, and Law), Thesauruses, African and African American history, politics, culture, Mexican and Puerto Rican history, politics, culture, GED or Basic Education Materials, ESL books, Books in Spanish, Yoga and Meditation, Martial Arts, Paganism, How-to art, carpentry, landscaping books, Health—particularly HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
c/o Bound Together Books
Address:
Prisoner Literature Project
1369 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Organization or Prison: SCI Frackville

Types of books or materials needed:
Native American books
In-person drop-off available:
No
Contact Name:
Chaplain Michelle Fry
Address:
SCI Frackville
1111 Altamont Boulevard
Frackville, PA 17931-2699
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