Resources: Books, Magazines, and Publishers

PARC corresponds with and mails a directory of these resources to prisoners, their friends and family members. We are often the first point of contact for people to connect with prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.


Resource Category
Slingshot Magazine

Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Subscriptions are free to USA prisoners.  Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next. Serves people nationally.

Books, Magazines, and Publishers, Newsletters and Magazines
The Angolite

The Angolite is published and edited by prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA. Subscriptions are $20 per year, $38 for 2 years, or $54 for three years. Write for order form.

Books, Magazines, and Publishers, Newsletters and Magazines
The Paperback Shop

A family operated used bookstore that has specialized in mailing books to inmates for 25 years.  Send an S.A.S.E for our information and order form.  They carry new and used paperbacks, magazine subscriptions, calendars, and puzzles. They do not have a catelog, but will work with you to send the books that you want.  Families & Friends can also order online. Nationwide service, but depends on state regulations for receiving books in your state.

Books, Magazines, and Publishers, Vendors and Publishers