Please keep in mind that as institutions of punishment, most prisons will seek to find reasons to refuse items sent to inmates. So, with that in mind, try to choose titles that you think will stand a chance of actually getting inside. For example, while it is a great book, Black Mask & Up Against the Wall Motherfucker! is almost guaranteed to be refused entry. Also, if you are sending a book to an institution with whom you already have experience, please let us know if there are any specific requirements for that prison in the comments field of the order, and we will do our beat to accommodate them (i.e. some do not allow padded envelopes, tape, etc). As a general rule, unless instructed otherwise, PM Press ships all orders sent to prisons in a padded envelope but without tape or any other “extras” (free zines, stickers, brochures, etc) and they are rarely refused on grounds of “improper packaging”. Lastly, please let us know if you would like your personal information removed from the invoice that must be included with each order. It is not a problem to keep the sender anonymous if desired.
We know all this often seems like a lot of hassle, but it really can mean a great deal to those locked inside. Knowing that one is is cared for and not forgotten is a strengthening gift to receive.