Books for Prisoners: The Prison Compendium Fundraiser Project

*Current Funds Raised: $651*

                                                                                          The Prison Compendium Update: 1/21/2017

Here are the various donation programs that we have now purchased and mailed copies of The Prison Compendium to, the number of copies sent, with each program's coverage area. 

1.  Beehive Books Behind Bars. Serves: WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, AZ, UT, MT, WY, CO, NM. Eleven(11) copies sent.
Beehive Books Behind Bars, c/o Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

2. Appalachian Prison Book Project. Serves: WV, KY, MD, OH, TN, VA. Six(6) copies sent.
PO Box 601
Morgantown, WV 26507

3. Women's Prison Book Project. Serves: Forty states, all but CT, FL, IL, IN, MA, MI, MS, OH, OR, PA. Forty(40) copies sent.
Women's Prison Book Project, c/o Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

4. Big House Books. Serves: MS only. Two(2) copies sent.
133 Millsaps Ave.
Jackson, MS 39202

5. Book 'Em Books-to-Prisoners Program. Serves: PA only. Two(2) copies sent.
Book 'em Books-to-Prisoners Program, c/o The Big Idea Bookstore
4812 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

6. Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. Serves: AR, IN, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, WI. Fourteen(14) copies sent.
Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project, c/o Boxcar Books
408 E. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

7. Open Books Bookstore & Prison Book Project. Serves: FL only. Two(2) copies sent.
1040 N. Guillemard St.
Pensacola, FL 32501

8. First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor. Serves: MI only. Two(2) copies sent.
4001 Ann Arbor Saline Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8739

9. Connecticut Prison Book Connection. Serves: CT only. Two(2) copies sent.
PO Box 946
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0946

10. Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners. Serves: IL only. Two(2) copies sent.
UC Books to Prisoners
Book Donation Processing
PO Box 515
Urbana, IL 61803

11. Prison Book Program. Serves: All US states except CA, IL, MI, MD, NV, and TX. Two(2) copies sent.
1306 Hancock St.
Ste. 100
Quincy, MA 02169

*A total additional monetary donation amount of $168.00 was made to each of the eleven above listed programs ranging from $5-$15 per program, depending on how many books were donated, to help cover the further costs accrued by each program when mailing copies of TPC out to actual prison facilities.

*To find more programs to donate books or shipping fees coverage to, please visit here:

  The Prison Compendium


Release date December 16, 2016

EMP Publishing presents: The Prison Compendium. Edited by Jennifer Word, with an original cover design by Fatlind Colaku.

This exciting project is also being spread via Indiegogo Generosity Fundraising, to provide as many copies of TPC to as many different prison book donation programs as possible. The fundraiser will last an entire year, while we continue compiling the TOC. Upon release of TPC on December 16, 2016, EMP Publishing will mass-ship copies of the compendium to as many prison book donation programs as our fundraising allows. Our ultimate hope is to put at least one copy of TPC into every prison library in the United States. Please click the right image below to view our Books for Prisoners: The Prison Compendium Fundraiser Project.

​​The distribution genre of The Prison Compendium will be listed under Anthologies & Literature Collections>Literature & Fiction>Genre Fiction>Mashups.

TOC (story ordering not set)

  1.  "A Ray of Hope" by Paul Stansfield

  2.  "The Joint" (a poetry collection) by Randy D. Rubin

  3.  "Finding the Answer" by Travis Richardson

  4.  "It's a Kinda Magic" by Jeremy Mays

  5.  "Swing a Sparrow on a String" by Ken Goldman

  6.  "The Life and Multiple Deaths of Virgil Eugene" by Jennifer Word

  7.  "Jeremy Knox" by Jeffrey K. Blevins

  8.  "Responsibility" by A. R. Shannon

  9.  "The Will to Lose" by Laird Long

  10. "Parole Violator" by Laird Long

  11.  "Solitary Man" by Adrian Ludens

  12.  "End a Days" by Kristin Dearborn

​  13.  "Just a Spoonful of Horror" by Gary Ives

  14.  "Penalty for Misuse - $20" by J. J. Steinfeld

  15.  "The True Vocation of Sandy Brylirn" by J. J. Steinfeld

  16.  "A Rose is a Rose?" by Larry Lefkowitz

  17.  "Mistress of Light and Dark" by Catherine MacKenzie

  18.  "Unlife Sentence" by Eric J. Juneau

  19.  "The Flea Jar" by Layla Cummins

  20.  "The Side Job" by Joseph B. Cleary

  21.  "In the Jailhouse" by Bruce Harris

  22.  "Impala" by Timothy O'Leary

  23.  "Second Chance" by Tom Larsen

  24.  "Return to Death Row" by Fredrick Obermeyer

  25.  "Smaller" by James A. Miller

  26.  "A Farewell to Apotheosis" by Gregory L. Norris

  27.  "Brooms" by Jon Michael Kelley

  28.  "Seven Conversations in Locked Rooms" by Alex Shvartsman

  29.  "Prisoner Reincarnated" by Calvin Demmer

​  30.  "Innocence USA" by David Rachels

  31.  "Misconceptions" by Bryan Grafton

  32.  "Redemption" by Lee Duffy

  33.  "Monroe and Warner" by Morgen Knight​​