Books Through Bars Collective’s Points of Unity

We believe in the right to access information.

We believe that books can be healing, transformational and empowering.

We believe that sharing books builds bridges across prison walls.

We recognize that mass incarceration and mass detention affect us all, but they don’t affect us all in the same ways.

We believe that the more people learn about the prison system, the more they realize how unjust, harmful and ineffective it is.

We strive to operate in solidarity, not as charity.

We believe that those on the inside know best what they need and we strive for our work to be guided by their input.

We value collective decision making.

We dream of a world without prisons and borders.