IMC - Books to Prisoners
- Education & Literacy
- Justice & Legal
- Media & Broadcasting
Location202 S. Broadway AveP.O. Box 515Urbana, IL 61802 United States
The mission of U-C Books to Prisoners is to provide books to incarcerated people in Illinois at no cost to them, and to promote education about incarceration and prisons in our community.
UC Books to Prisoners is an Urbana, Illinois based project providing books to people in prison in Illinois by mail as well as through the Champaign county jail library which we operate.
We are an 18 year-old community-powered and volunteer-run organization with a number of easy ways for you to get involved. No experience is required (but it helps if you like to read) and whether you have an hour a month or would like to volunteer more often, you are invited to to work with us.
Our volunteers interact with the incarcerated by reading their letters, selecting books from our collection of donated materials and sending books in response to their requests. We also staff a lending library in the Champaign County jail. If you would prefer to work behind the scenes, we can also utilize your unique skills coordinating book drives, fund raising, tech-support, packing boxes, data-base work, developing programs to educate and engage the community around issues of books and prisons, staffing our book sales, and more.