Welcome to the Women's Prison Book Project

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 Anyone who wants to volunteer or donate to WPBP should read this article. Good stuff.

Chicago Tribune Article, By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz


Join us for a letter writing night 
every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6-8pm
at Boneshaker Books!
Snacks provided!

Photo: Writing transgender prisoners this Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Midwest Trans Prisoner Pen Pal at Boneshaker Books

About the Midwest Trans Prisoner Penpal Project (MWTPPP):

We strive to work against the isolation and deprivation that the prison system uses to keep those on the inside from connecting to those on the outside.

We reach out to trans, queer, and gender-variant prisoners specifically because they are targeted by the police and prosecution, and incarcerated at disproportionate rates. The prison system further isolates and segregates trans people disconnecting them from human contact and from the outside world

We believe that sharing life stories and friendships through the practice of letter writing is one way of knowing the prison experience and connecting to people, and, thus, rejecting prison’s systematic use of isolation, silencing, and dehumanization.

We do this work as a step towards a world without prisons.

paperback please!

WPBP on eBay Giving Works

We have a brand new way to help support WPBP. We are now registered with MissionFish, the eBay organization associated with its Giving Works program for nonprofits. Anyone can sell an item and choose at the time to donate 10%-100% of the proceeds to us, and the same percentage will be knocked off their selling fees by eBay. Any designated sales will be automatically deposited into our account. It's that easy! You can find us on eBay here.

Volunteer with WPBP

We are always looking for volunteers to help us respond and fulfill letter requests from women in prison. Find out more about volunteering on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

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GiveMN.org is an online giving platform allows you to find and support our organization and easily keep track of your donations, all in a single location. Make a tax-deductible donation by searching for Womens Prison Book Project (no apostrophe). 

Email us at womensprisonbookproject@gmail.com

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