Haven Distribution aims to provide practical support to prisoners within the UK by:
If you are a prisoner attending an educational course such as NVQ, Open University, A Level, etc., and would like help in purchasing specific course literature, we may be able to help.
Haven Distribution will purchase books for prisoners' courses to a maximum of £20 per person, per calendar year. We encourage prisoners to leave the books in the prison library once the course is finished so that other prisoners can use them.
Haven also provides prisoners a free catalogue of donated books from publishers, and books that are bought cheaply from remainder bookshops. These books range from Social Sciences such as Philosophy and Criminology, to Black Interest and political science, plus some fiction and graphic novels.
An application form can be downloaded or received by post. Details here.
Read more about our work in our 2016 annual report (PDF format).
Haven now has an online shop selling Haven T Shirts, mugs, book bags and books - all money goes directly into purchasing books to prisoners as we have no paid staff.
On Twitter we are @Haven_Distrib