Sprout Distro

How to Start a Prison Books Collective

How to Start a Prison Books Collective

This comprehensive zine provides an excellent introduction to starting a prison books projects. It covers everything that anyone interested in starting a book program would need to know including logistics, finances, fundraising, getting books, process, and other details. In addition, the zine also provides a sample mission statement, fundraising letter, resource guide, and zine catalog. It was produced by two longstanding prison books projects, Books through Bars in Philadelphia and the Prison Books Collective in Carrboro.

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This manual is designed to help the reader start and maintain a prison book program. The information is based on the years of experience of two collectives, Books Through Bars in Philadelphia and the Prison Books Collective in Carrboro. It is not meant to be taken as an absolute, but as friendly advice when devising your own policies and procedures.

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SPROUT DISTRO is an anarchist zine distro (distributor) and publisher based in the occupied territory currently known as the United States.