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Prison Library Support Network

We are an information-based collective that supports incarcerated people by organizing networks for sharing resources and building capacity for the movement for prison abolition in libraries, archives, and other knowledge-based institutions.

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Financial Contributions

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Reoccurring Donation

Help us keep this project sustainable with a monthly donation of any amount to help us cover costs for stamps, printing, paper, and envelopes.

$57.21 USD of $500 USD raised (11%)

Starts at$1 USD

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One-time contribution
One-Time Donation

Make a one time contribution of any amount to help us cover printing, stamps, and other supply expenses.

Starts at$1 USD

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One-time contribution
$25 Donation

$25 can help us buy two sheets of stamps and other supplies.

$25 USD

One-time contribution
$50 Donation

$50 can help us cover the cost of printing supplies or four sheets of stamps.

$50 USD

One-time contribution
$100 Donation

$100 would help us cover ongoing printing and supply expenses.

$100 USD

One-time contribution
$250 Donation

$250 would cover the cost of one month of supplies including stamps, printing, paper, and envelopes.

$250 USD

Prison Library Support Network is all of us

Our contributors 8

Thank you for supporting Prison Library Support Network.

Emma K.

Admin

Joe Dacey

Reoccurring Donation

$25 USD

Ana N.

Reoccurring Donation

$25 USD

Natasha

One-Time Donation

$15 USD

Clara del Junco

Reoccurring Donation

$10 USD

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Today’s balance

$67.67 USD

Total raised

$67.67 USD

Total disbursed

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Estimated annual budget

$71.42 USD

About


Controlling and restricting information access is a powerful form of violence used by the prison industrial complex. In response, PLSN created a structure for volunteers to remotely answer questions mailed to us by people in facilities around the country with care and expertise. Since the launch of our fully volunteer-powered service in October 2021 we have responded to over 600 questions from incarcerated people. 

Stamps, envelopes, and printing are the biggest expenses for the reference project with costs being covered by volunteers and one-off stamp drives. Recognizing that this model would not be sustainable for the growing number of letters received, PLSN has partnered with the Open Collective Foundation (OCF) to create a space where people can donate on a one-time or reoccurring basis. Your contributions will go directly to buying the supplies we need to respond to the over 200 letters we get every month from incarcerated folks.

Want to learn more about the Reference Project? Reach out to us for more info by emailing [email protected] and visit our in-progress Reference Project site for more info.