We love books
And so do many prisoners. But often they have no access to a library and no means of buying books.
The children of prisoners are often disadvantaged too. We would like prisoners to be able to send books to their children.
Should we really need to be persuading anyone of the importance of books? We don’t think so.
We have therefore set up a small fund to send books to prisoners and their children. (These have to be purchased new from Amazon or similar, as prisons are concerned that other books may contain contraband…)
If prisoners (or their children) enjoy the books or have things to say about them, they are encouraged to submit a brief review, which will we will publicise through our social media and publish in
If prisoners (or their children) enjoy the books or have things to say about them, they are encouraged to submit a brief review, which will publicised by Henry Roi PR, and be published in:
- The Dark Side from the Inside blog: https://thedarksidefromtheinside.wordpress.com/
If you know any inmate who would like to receive a book, or would like us to send a book on their behalf to their child, please send us their details, with a suggestion from the list below and/or an indication of what they would like to read. Books will be sent by the approved book supplier for the facility concerned. We can’t guarantee that we will be able to meet every request, as this is a limited scheme, but if we can’t send immediately we will keep details on file and send a book as soon as we are able to. Happy reading!
See information after the form
Request a book for an inmate or their child
Privacy and personal information
We do not disclose any of the information provided below to any third party. Recipient names, numbers, and addresses will be given to the book supplier to allow the book to be delivered, but will not otherwise be shared with any third party. If a recipient writes a review, it will be published by default under the name “Avid Reader” unless the reviewer expressly agrees to other another identifier being given. Books will be sent as gifts to inmates via a personal Amazon account and an address in UK. Books sent to children will be sent as gifts from the same account with a gift message agreed by the inmate.