Donating Affirms Humanity

PRLF is an all-volunteer organization. Your dollars go directly to our mission: sending revolutionary literature to about 800 prisoners in state and federal prisons across the US. Every newspaper, book and article we are able to send is a lifeline for prisoners.


The main requests received by PRLF from those behind bars are for complimentary subscriptions in
Spanish and English to Revolution newspaper.

PRLF currently sends Revolution to about 800 prisoners in state and federal prisons across the US.

PRLF also sends hundreds of books to prisoners every year, at their request. Our core books include:

  • The New Communism, by Bob Avakian
  • Science and Revolution, an Interview with Ardea Skybreak
  • Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal), authored by Bob Avakian
  • BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian
  • The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism, by Ardea Skybreak
  • Away with All Gods, by Bob Avakian
  • And many more featured at and

We also send many additional books to prisoners at their request, including:

  • The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  • Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup
  • Witness in Palestine, A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories, by Anna Baltzer
  • The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
  • Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe, by Simon Singh
  • Oil, Power and Empire, by Larry Everest
  • The Origin of the Family, Private Property & the State, by Frederich Engels
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality, by Brian Greene

Due to an increased focus on the online edition, the print edition of Revolution is now published every 4–6 weeks. Every week, PRLF now mails many timely articles to prisoners. With all-volunteer labor, these packets cost $1 / prisoner / week; and a one-year subscription to Revolution for prisoners is now $20.

Your donations are urgently needed to keep prisoners informed and educated!
$20 = 1 one-year subscription of Revolution, or 20 weekly mailings of articles to prisoners
$100 = 5 one-year subscriptions of Revolution, or weekly mailings for 2 prisoners for one year
$250 = 12+ one-year subscriptions of Revolution, or a weekly mailing of articles to 250 prisoners
$500 = 25 one-year subscriptions of Revolution to prisoners
$800 = one weekly mailing of articles to prisoners

Donations to PRLF are not currently tax-deductible. We are working to restore our ability to accept tax-deductible donations as quickly as we can.

From now through January 15, 2018, a generous donor will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. You can donate online by clicking here, or donate by check or money order. Make checks or money orders payable to PRLF, and send them to: 

PRLF, 1321 N. Milwaukee Ave. #407, Chicago, IL 60622

Email PRLF here, or call 773-960-6952.


Thank you for supporting the prisoners who rely on the literature we send.