APBP sends free books to people imprisoned in six Appalachian states (West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland), hosts book clubs inside prisons in our region, and is leading an effort to bring for-credit college courses into prison.
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Announcing the Recipients of Our 2022–2023 Education Scholarship

APBP is honored to announce the recipients of the 2022–2023 education scholarship: Aaron Blankenship and Justin Adams. Now in its second year, the APBP education scholarship provides financial support to individuals pursuing higher education after being incarcerated in the state…

I have passed the first book I received on to two others so far, and plan to do so until the cover falls off! (The library here can fix it up when I donate it.)

Because of your book program sending me Michie’s West Virginia Code Annotated, I was able to litigate an amended sentence order from life without parole to eligibility for parole after serving 15 years. In other words, you helped save my life. Thank you.

In many ways this [book club] and your time/effort have been an emotional and intellectual lifeline for me.