Wisconsin Books to Prisoners is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that was founded in the Fall of 2006 that sends books free of charge to prisoners in Wisconsin. WBTP compensates for the antiquated condition of prison libraries and for deficiencies in educational programs for prisoners. By sending books to those in prison, WBTP hopes to foster a love of reading and encourage the pursuit of knowledge.
Donations of books across the entire spectrum of fiction and nonfiction subjects are appreciated. Books about occupational trades and how to start a business or non-profit are frequently requested as well as books by and about African Americans, and books on learning languages and how to draw. Book donations can be dropped off at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore (315 W. Gorham), as well as at Lakeside Press (1334 Williamson St.) in Madison.
WBTP also meets each WED. from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the basement of the Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) to read letters and fulfill book requests. We are always looking for more volunteers, so please drop by to lend a hand!
You can also make online donations to support WBTP through our fiscal sponsor, the PC Foundation – you can find out more details at: http://www.pcfound.org/home/projects-and-groups-or-collaborations/wisconsin-books-to-prisons