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…

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

Thank you for providing books directly to prisoners free of charge. Yours is a great service, especially for those whose library’s collection is meager, outdated, or otherwise inadequate and who simply do not have the funds to buy books out of their own pockets.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity. You have indeed put some sunshine in my rather drab life imprisoned as I am here on Death Row.