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Watch a Powerful Film about The Cost of the Drug War

Many of the women who request books from CBWP are behind bars because of nonviolent drug offenses. The sentences they are serving are the human cost of the United States’ failed war on drugs.

To better understand this issue, we encourage you to watch “The House I Live In.” This eye-opening documentary showcases the experiences of many people who have been caught in the crossfire of this inhumane, unjust, and expensive campaign of prohibition.

It is available streaming from a variety of sources. Please watch it today.

book donations: what we need

Looking to donate?  Here’s what we need!

PAPERBACK ONLY!

  1. Dictionaries
  2. Urban fiction
  3. Lesbian fiction
  4. Composition books
  5. Daily meditations
  6. GED prep books, or any math or writing workbooks
  7. Books on drug or alcohol recovery
  8. Yoga or exercise books
  9. Health books for HIV positive people
  10. Health books for people with Hepatitis C
  11. Books on Wicca
  12. Books on racism and/or mass imprisonment

PAPERBACK ONLY!

Thanks for all of your help in stocking our library!


1,731 packages so far in 2020!

In 2019, we sent 5,117 packages—more than 15,300 books and composition books—to women and trans people locked up across the country. (In 2018 we sent 4,852 packages.) Big, big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you. (updated November 23, 2020)

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Or send your check or money order to 4511 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible.

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Buy books we need online and we pick them up—no shipping fee, no wasteful packaging. (Or buy a gift card if you can’t decide!) Your purchase benefits not just the people we serve, but one of Chicago’s best indy bookstores.

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