Read Between the Bars
Read Between the Bars is a nonhierarchical, grassroots collective in Tucson that originated in
March 2007. We focus on getting free books directly into the hands of incarcerated women and men in the state of Arizona. RBtB is solely volunteer-based. Our simple philosophy is a book can change the life of a prisoner. It can give an escape from the tedium of prison life, teach new skills, and open up interests in fields that can benefit the prisoner now and when they rejoin society.
As allies to prisoners we work to provide them with educational and entertaining materials. Our collective strives to inform our community of the toll that the prison industrial complex imposes on the incarcerated, their families, and society as a whole. Locally we serve as part of the global movement towards prison reform and its abolition.
If you have a family member, friend, or loved one who could benefit from the Read Between the Bars project, please forward them our PO Box address so they can write us with book requests. Se habla español.
For more information, please visit: www.readbetweenthebars.org