Welcome to the Haven Distribution Website

Haven Distribution aims to provide practical support to prisoners within the UK by:

  • Purchasing educational literature for inmates who are currently attending courses whilst in prison;
  • Providing dictionaries in English and other languages to inmates whose first language is not English;
  • Providing large print dictionaries and books on improving reading and writing skills to inmates with dyslexia;

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 2017 annual report (PDF format).

Image kindly provided by Clifford Harper

"Thank you very much for the books you purchased on my behalf ... keep up the good work because books are the keys that open the gates of knowledge"
- AM, HMP Mount

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