Books Behind Bars

Prisons That Need Your Books

Attn: Archie Brown

McPherson Correctional Facility

302 Warenhut Way

Newport Arkansas 72112

Florida State Prison

P.O. Box 181

Starke Florida 32091

New books must be sent in with an approved permit first! Please contact the prisoner you are sending to or the prison for more information.

Union Correctional Institute

P.O. Box 221

Raiford Florida 32083

(Attn: Librarian)

Attn: Rebecca Johnson

Madison Correctional Inst.

P.O. Box 692

Madison Florida 32341

Hardee Correctional Institute

6901 S.R. 62

Bowling Green Florida 33834

This facility, requires that any book or magazine be sent through the U.S. Mail.. They do not accept books from U.P.S. or FED-EX Books only from or Barnes and Noble.

Hardee Correctional will return anything not sent by U.S. Mail, and inmates will not be notified.

Indiana Department of Corrections

Branchville Training Center

P.O. Box 500

Tell City Indiana 47586

The prisoners are allowed to receive new and used books, but no more than 10 at a time please.

Attn: Del Vande Krol, Protestant Chaplain

Iowa State Penitentiary

Box 316

Ft. Madison Iowa 52627

Send books (no hard covers please) to the prison library at:

St. Martin Parish Correctional Center

P.O. Box 247

St. Martinville Louisiana USA 70582 – ATTN: WARDEN

They are requesting books in Spanish too please!

If you are sending books to a prisoner direct, they must be new and come from a store.

Attn: Sabrina Coleman

Caddo Correctional Ctr.-Mental Health

1101 Forum Dr.

Shreveport Louisiana 71107

New books, Used books, paperback

Especially: Law, Education, Fiction and Religious, basically anything readable.

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 1888

Adrian Michigan 49221-7888

New books must be sent directly from the publisher or an approved vendor. Please check with prisoner or prison.

Attn: Maria Visconti


Macomb Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 480999

New Haven Michigan 48048

Please send all books (paperbacks and hard covers, fiction and non-fiction) to:

Erin Egan-OsBurn

DCS Library Coordinator

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services/Adult Parole

2nd Floor – 1313 Farnam

Omaha, Nebraska 68102

I appreciate all the books we have received through this program, and want to thank the donors for their efforts.

Nevada State Prison

P.O. Box 1989

Ely, Nevada 89301

This facility requires all books, or magazine publications, to come from either the Publishers, or or Barnes and Noble. No direct mail of books or magazines.

Wyoming Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 501

Attica New York 14011-0501

Write prison or prisoner for details.

Fishkill Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 1245

Beacon, New York 12580

Prisoners are allowed to receive books and magazines. Write prison for details.

Attn: John Tipps, Librarian

8607 SE Flowermound Rd.

Lawton Oklahoma 73501

Attn: Mrs. Holman

2500 Westgate

Pendleton Oregon 97801

S.C.I. Mahanoy

301 Morea Road

Frackville Pennsylvania 17932

NO MAGAZINES ARE ALLOWED TO BE MAILED IN BY AN INDIVIDUAL, except through the bookstore or subscription.

Magazines must be new and mailed in by the place you purchase them (magazine subscriptions make great gifts for prisoners). Books must be new and from the distributor, such as


McCormick Correctional Institution

Route 2, Box 100

McCormick, South Carolina 29835

Does NOT accept magazines mailed from a private citizen. Only accepts donations mailed directly from the publishers.


P.O. Box 9000

Seagoville Texas USA 75159-9000

Mail your paper back books and magazines in a paper envelope (NO BOXES ALLOWED) to this prison. They may be used or new, but have to be paperbacks and magazines only! New hardcover books need to come directly from the bookstore only.

The Estelle High Security Unit in Huntsville, Texas 77320 does allow books from your local book store,they must be new and mailed from the store and they maybe sent directly to the inmate, magazines can be sent the same way but it is easier to order a subscription from the publisher.


RT. 1 BOX 150


allowed to have books and receive them, that is one of the largest institutions in Texas, is the largest over 4,000 men.

Julia Schneider, Senior Librarian

The Xena Society

Box 344

Hanford California 93232

Need: mystery, romance, horror and self-help books (They collect books for prisoners)

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