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What We Do

APBP works to provide educational opportunities and resources to people incarcerated in the six-state Appalachian region. We send books to imprisoned people, host book clubs in prison facilities, fight for educational opportunities behind bars, and publish incarcerated authors and artists.

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Books

APBP mails free books to people imprisoned in six states: West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland. We serve over 200 facilities in the region, and we receive around 100 requests per week. Since 2005, we have mailed over 30,000 books.

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Education

We are convinced that higher education has a critical role to play in moving our country away from mass incarceration. In prison, college classes generate hope, direction, and purpose.

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These Walls Can Talk

These Walls Can Talk, APBP’s publishing wing, is committed to providing a forum for currently incarcerated people to share their creative work as a means of expression and an avenue for sparking dialogue. 

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