Wearing a “prisoner” or “inmate” Halloween costume is dehumanizing, perpetuates racist stereotypes, and trivializes the real lived experiences of incarcerated people.
This year, APBP is celebrating pride by uplifting some great writings and work from and about iconic figures in the LGBTQ+ community who have been affected by incarceration.
What happens to the books that we mail to incarcerated people? They are loved, cherished, shared, and read until they fall apart.
There are many times when we cannot accept a book donation. Often, it's because prisons and jails won't allow them.