Book Requests

Below are Amazon.com wishlists for folks behind bars. Unless otherwise noted, all books must be new, paperback, and sent directly from a major internet distributor. Make sure to select “gift registry address for _____” as the shipping address at check-out. Otherwise, the book will get sent to you :-/

 If you would like to order a book for something through a distributor other than Amazon.com, please email katherinemkoster@gmail.com for the address!

Your purchase is Tax Deductible!  Send your amazon receipt to swopbehindbars@gmail.com and we will send you a receipt!

Newest Wish Lists

These are the latest incarcerated sex workers who have requested Amazon Wishlists!

Rebecca F. is interested in how to write, hauntings and ghost stories, New Age spiritual as well as interstate transfer or clemency law books.

Melody N. would love some self help books, as well as books about sex worker rights. Send her a book or two, or three.

Thomas C. is enjoys reading both classic and modern general books.

Johneka J. has been sentenced to life and is interested in general books, but feel free to send a book you’ve enjoyed via Amazon.

Elizabeth L. enjoys the Game of Thrones series and other action oriented books.

Monica G. enjoys reading books about haunted houses, true crime, ghosts, and mysteries.

Monica M. is due to be released within the next year on parole and would love books on re-entry and self help.

Alisha M. is interested in general books and re-entry books, but feel free to send a book you’ve enjoyed via Amazon.

Dorice M. is interested in general books, so the list is just a suggestion, send a book you’ve enjoyed.

Hope Z. is a 19 year old who was tried and sentenced as an adult for sex trafficking after every system in place failed to protect her.

Wendy P. is very interested in writing and spiritual books. She is not due to be released until 2025.

Estelle A. is serving a life sentence and would like general self help, writing and cooking books.

Nichole C. would like to read general self help and re-entry books.

Michelle B. would like to read about women’s health and would appreciate a good dictionary, as well as a Jesus Calling devotional. Please be aware all must be paperback.

Melissa P. is interested in general self help and re-entry books.

Cari N. is interested in general self-help and sex worker rights books. Send her something you’ve enjoyed, she is not due to be released until 2031.

Alisha W. is behind bars for 15 years because she acted in self-defense. Please show her support by sending a book.

Monica G. would enjoy reading books about haunted houses, true crimes, ghosts, and mysteries.

William R. loves to read and learn and is interested in books for his paralegal studies.

Jaden S. is interested in general books, so the list is just a suggestion, send a book you’ve enjoyed.

Edith D. enjoys non-fiction and spiritual books. She is not due to be released until 3/2018.

Gigi Marie Thomas
#456712-1562143
18800 Roxbury Rd
Hagerstown MD 21746

Gigi has said she can and would like to receive a few more things from supporters. Donations at her Generosity page (https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/support-gigi-thomas) or directly to her commissary will help her buy a fan (for the extreme heat) and other items she can obtain and keep there such as clothes. She can also receive magazine subscriptions and enjoys reading People’s magazine, Ebony, US weekly, Wash Post, and NY Times.  The move to Hagerstown has not been easy for Gigi, she has faced discriminatory treatment due to being transgender and denied items such as her medications/hormones. Please support Gigi at this difficult time.

Eyricka K is registering for a culinary class at her new prison location and would love to get some professional cookbooks for inspiration.  Please select the name Eric King from the address list when shipping as the prison is mis-gendering her.

Christina is also a short-timer and wants to read some urban fiction and wants to study journalism!

Kathleen only has until May of 2018 and wants to read true crime, fiction and self help material

Janey has a wide range of interests from self help, true crime, fiction and journaling

Domonike has an interest in true crime and urban fiction

Leianna wants to read some fiction and some self help books!

Antoya D likes adult coloring books and self help christian books

Salina B in interested in fiction, reentry, cooking and jobs

Jessica H wants to read classic and historical novels and christian books on sex

Gina M wants to read about how to handle depression and anxiety and likes novels

Tabitha V wants to read fiction, sex workers right material and how to get a job

Devon P is interested in urban fiction, staying sober and self help

Paula J is looking to read about home decoration, fiction, staying sober and self help

Shayn R is passionate about horse therapy and likes to read novels, urban fiction and light sex worker rights material

Melody N likes romance, true crime, sex worker rights material and urban fiction

Angela G is interested in reading about the Black Lives Matter movement, sex worker rights, activism and urban fiction!

Melissa F is an incarcerated sex worker who wants to know more about getting a job when she is released in July of 2019 and she really interested in learning about sex worker rights.

Sariah H would like to read true crime, ghost fiction and self help for depression and anxiety – she will be released in September of 2018

Angela K is interested in books about activism and some urban fiction

April A would love to read some mysteries and urban fiction

Felicia A loves to read crime and mystery novels

Mariala M loves crime and romance novels

Brandi S has 2 whole years to pass reading romance novels

Jennifer S loves mystery novels and general fiction

Courtney C wants to how to get a job when she gets out and about racism and activism

Ashley C loves the Pretty Little Liars series and they are reasonable priced!

Shikeena L goes home in August and wants information about re-entry and getting a job

Kimberly W enjoys fiction and sex worker rights material

MIsty loves to read about spirituality, astrology and numerology

Ginger C loves horror, urban fiction and Carl Weber

Patricia B wants to read cookbooks and christian fiction

Sunshine M is looking forward to some Urban Novels and Short Stories

Kimberley W likes murder mystery, self help and info about sex worker rights

Amy S loves to read paranormal, fantasy (vampire, shape shifter, dragons), historical romance

Ashley B is into urban softcover books

Ashley C can’t get enough Urban Fiction

Paul is really interested in sex worker activism and the laws surrounding sex work and sex trafficking!

Dominique love Urban fiction and wants to stay sober when shes released!

Heather only has a few months left and is hoping to find a good job!

Jenee like Urban Fiction and how to books!

Brandi S loves romance and Urban fiction

Debbie W is a comic book and cooking freak!

Rachel P loves to read fiction and books about substance abuse

Jennifer N is interested in Sex Worker Rights and Cooking but she enjoys Urban Fiction and Romance

Jennifer S is interested in Feminism and Urban Fiction

Clesha P is addicted to the Cartel Series

Brianna C is a lover of the Cartel Series of Urban Fiction

Crystal P General Reading / Reentry / GED

Jaimie R General Reading

Cassandra H loves to read Urban Fiction

Celeste G is interested in education, psychology, romance and fiction

Doris P Addiction and Recovery / General Reading

Jacqueline T Recovery / Cosmetology /  Culinary Arts

Jennifer E Reentry / Recovery

Lorrey A R Reentry / General Reading

Maria D V Spanish Language Books!

Amy Heather Davis – Amy was in an abusive relationship with an individual who robbed and murdered one of her clients. Her abuser was not convicted. She was sentenced to life without parole. She has a strong desire to help IPV survivors & would like resources to facilitate self-help groups around trauma behind bars. ****Note – Lightly used books sent from an internet distributor are allowed****

Alesia W – Alesia would like to start a cleaning or other small business when she gets back to the outside. Help her out with books on small business management!

April M – April M is an awesome woman who has JUST GOTTEN HER GED and is now looking for college preparation materials–especially college-level math, writing, and spanish books!

Breanna L – Reentry / General Reading

Cassandra F  Cassandra would Cassandra would love GED books and books on phlebotomy and drug abuse counseling!

Clevette L – Clevette L’s birthday is July 23rd! She’s an incredible peer-facilitator at her facility’s residency’s RTC (Residential Treatment Center). For her birthday, buy her a workbook which will better help her help herself and the women she works with!

Crystal L  Crystal is awesome and is up for starting a peer-led suport group around reentry in Lowell. To support her in this, it’d be great if folks could send her books, worksheets, resources or offer mentoring and support around reentry, finding work with a convictions record, and group facilitation.

Crystal C – Reentry / General Reading

Cynthia G – Cynthia would like books about culinary and hospitality careers and reentry, as well as historical fiction and Elizabeth Peters novels for fun reading!

Darlene S – Darlene would like true crime books; she’s in recovery, and would also love meditations and positive affirmations books as well as a journal!

Heather G –Heather was given a 10-year sentence for a drug-related offense. Help get her some rad reading material, from this list or inspired by the items on it! Elizabeth Ann N – Elizabeth Ann is a mom who’s been going through quite a lot. She’s looking for books on codependency, self-esteem, trauma-healing, and addiction recovery. She’s especially into the Sarah Young “Jesus Calling!” series.

Hope D – Hope D. would like puzzle books & composition notebooks for her birthday, on July 15!

Genet R – Genet is interested in careers in writing. She’d also love suspense and urban fiction books!

Jerri R – Jerri would love biographies, auto-biographies, self-help books, and books about beauty and exercise. Her favorite christian author is Max Lucado.

Jody L – Jody would especially like Buddhist workbooks and meditation, and says her prison library is incredibly Christian-centric. She would also like notebooks and journals. Her birthday is on October 10.

Julia B. R. – Julia’s birthday is August 11! She is a a 78 year old African American woman who has been incarcerated since 1973. She’s looking for Spanish Language, trivia, cook, hymn, piano, and other books!

Janine M – Enjoys James Patterson novels, as well as romance novels.

Katelyn S – Katelyn loves urban fiction and has requested we send her some — could you help her out with some reading materials?

Kelly M – Kelly’s Birthday is August 9th! She’s looking for daily sobriety, devotional or inspirational journals and books to help her worth through substance dependency.

Laschelle H – Laschelle would *love* books — anything on human behavior, as well as general information about careers and job search. She’d also love a journal (cannot be blank)

Lashunda would love books on business and business management, job search, as well as “any books on life [she] can gain knowledge from and learn from.” She gave us some ideas of authors & books, which are on this list!!

Lisa T – Get Lisa some true crime, suspense, horror, trivia, or vampire books!

Loveria G – Loveria really loves horror & zombie books, urban fiction, and a little romance on the side 🙂

Madeline J – Madeline J likes Sci-fi, Vampire, & Fairy books. She’s also looking for books about cosmetology and careers in the salon/beauty industry. Her Birthday is December, 27th.

Marilyn – Marilyn has asked us for inspirational books, especially on self-forgiveness!

Melissa B – Melissa has learning disabilities from an early injury that resulted in brain trauma. She wants to improve her spelling, vocabulary, and writing and reading skills. Her facility has limited space in adult education classes, and Melissa is not eligible to enroll. Help with self-study!

Melissa Lynn J – Melissa would like books: on recovery, game books, fun, engaging books to pass the time!

Melissa S – Melissa is currently in prison in New York. She loves chicken soup for the soul-style books and poetry.

Michelle H – Michelle is at a work camp that has a depressingly small library. She loves to read, especially true crime books, and is donating books back to the Lowell library after she finishes them.

Nadine has requested our help preparing for the GED, specifically the Math & Reasoning Through the Language Arts sections!

Nichole P – Nichole will be moving to a transitional house in August. She would like NA books to help her prepare for reentry! As will all facilities unless otherwise noted, books must be paperback, new, and shipped from an internet distributor. Sara E – Sarah is looking for addiction & recovery books.

Sara S – Sara S  loves urban and mystery books, she’s also artsy and has requested tattoo, airbrush, and cartooning books, as well as books on paper mache and paper crafts. She’d also love books on visual media and web and graphic design skills and careers!

Samantha H – Samantha is interested in careers in counseling and helping professions, and she’d love books on counseling, careers in counseling and addiction.

Shannan L – Shannan would like books that will help her prepare to take the GED test!

Sheila G – Sheila would love books on resume and cover writing. She also is a HUGE James Patterson fan!

Susan M – Susan would **love** urban fiction books, which are particularly scare at Florida correctional libraries!

Tracey H – Reentry / General Reading

Taaka C – Taaka would like GED books, books on being a nail tech, as well as novels and self-help books!

Tiffany A – General Leisure Reading

Velma C – Velma would love true crime books by Ann Rule & Greg Olsen, as well as puzzle books!