Send Books to UK Prisoners
UK Prisons are overflowing and it is hard for prisoners to to access quality reading material to help break the boredom. UK Prisoners need books and other reading material to help pass the time. At many prisons there are very few quality books available to the prison population, and often what is there is poor quality in poor condition.
UK Prison libraries if they exist are often quite limited, and prisoner access to them is often highly restricted. The only way to ensure you family members or friends have access to quality books is to send them yourself. This is the only way for prisoners to access reading material.
As you probably could imagine, most prisoners have very little to look forward to but the passing of time. Mail time is often the single biggest part of the day. Most UK prisons have very strict rules regarding mail and parcels received by the prisoners. But most UK prisons will allow soft cover books and non-spiraled books to be sent if directly from the publisher,
With all the available time on hand, prison is often a great opportunity for prisoners to advanced their education. Textbooks, manuals and other non-fiction books can make excellent gifts. Why not send educational or motivational books to a prisoner in the UK
UK Prisoners Love Books to Read
There are many restrictive regulations governing books sent to prisoners behind bars, which makes it important that you follow some important rules to maximise the chance that those who are incarcerated receive your reading material.
Use our search facility to find the UK prison that your friend or family member is incarcerated at and read the rules and comments by others that have sent books to prisoners,
Find the Right Prison
Why don’t you share your experiences with other friends and families of other prisoners? Choose England, Scotland or Wales and exchange tips with others in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
When shipping books to UK prisons you should ensure you do not send hard cover books, books with nudity or violent themes. You can read more about other general rules you should follow. Follow the rules to ensure delivery.
Send Books to UK Prison
All books must be shipped from a leading book provider. We highly recommend Amazon because they have a great reputation and their packages are most likely to be accepted by the prison staff.
Don’t try and save money sending used books to an inmate as they will not be accepted. It has to be new books only.