Open Collective
Open Collective

Prison Library Support Network

We are an information-based collective that supports incarcerated people by organizing networks for sharing resources and building capacity for the movement for prison abolition in libraries, archives, and other knowledge-based institutions.

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Financial Contributions

Goal
Reoccurring Donation

Help us keep this project sustainable with a monthly donation of any amount to help us cover costs for stamps, printing, paper, and envelopes.

$583.50 USD of $500 USD raised (117%)

Starts at$1 USD

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One-time contribution
One-Time Donation

Make a one time contribution of any amount to help us cover printing, stamps, and other supply expenses.

Starts at$1 USD

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One-time contribution
$25 Donation

$25 can help us buy two sheets of stamps and other supplies.

$25 USD

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One-time contribution
$50 Donation

$50 can help us cover the cost of printing supplies or four sheets of stamps.

$50 USD

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One-time contribution
$100 Donation

$100 would help us cover ongoing printing and supply expenses.

$100 USD

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One-time contribution
$250 Donation

$250 would cover the cost of one month of supplies including stamps, printing, paper, and envelopes.

$250 USD

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Prison Library Support Network is all of us

Our contributors 137

Thank you for supporting Prison Library Support Network.

Emma K.

Admin

Clara del Junco

Reoccurring Donation

$2,910 USD

Guest

One-Time Donation

$300 USD

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$250 Donation

$250 USD

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$250 Donation

$250 USD

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$250 Donation

$250 USD

MK

$100 Donation

$100 USD

Julia

$100 Donation

$100 USD

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$100 Donation

$100 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

by sydney aiko hamamoto

-$60.40 USD
Paid
Receipt #98381
reference: supplies

by Mia Bruner

-$105.60 USD
Paid
Receipt #94689
reference: supplies
-$30.72 USD
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Receipt #94285
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Today’s balance

$4,706.55 USD

Total raised

$6,268.43 USD

Total disbursed

$1,561.88 USD

Estimated annual budget

$6,611.62 USD

About


Controlling and restricting information access is a powerful form of violence used by the prison industrial complex. In response, PLSN created a structure for volunteers to remotely answer questions mailed to us by people in facilities around the country with care and expertise. Since the launch of our fully volunteer-powered service in October 2021 we have responded to over 900 questions from incarcerated people. 

Stamps, envelopes, and printing are the biggest expenses for the reference project with costs being covered by volunteers and one-off stamp drives. Recognizing that this model would not be sustainable for the growing number of letters received, PLSN has partnered with the Open Collective Foundation (OCF) to create a space where people can donate on a one-time or reoccurring basis. Your contributions will go directly to buying the supplies we need to respond to the over 200 letters we get every month from incarcerated folks.

Want to learn more about the Reference Project? Reach out to us for more info by emailing plsn_nyc@protonmail.com and visit our in-progress Reference Project site for more info.