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 :-/

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!

Rachael G is getting out soon and want to read some books about training dogs and some good fiction
Felicia G is looking for easy to read classic novels and vampire books
Denise B is very into legal thrillers and substance abuse recovery books
Brandi C is looking to read some self help and some popular fiction
Elizabeth G is interested in reading about how to fight depression and her home in Puerto Rico!
Susan D is ready to read up on self help about anxiety and depression
Misty S. is serving a life sentence and who would greatly appreciate books on art, history, and legal post-conviction relief.
Karla D is an incarcerated sex worker with a life sentence for attacking her abuser
Denise B is an incarcerated sex worker hoping to find a good job or possible own her own business
Brook G is an incarcerated sex worker with a close release date and wants to read about getting a job and an education
Carrie W is looking to read some self help books and crime thrillers
Michelle R B is in prison for a 3rd conviction for prostitution which carries a mandatory 1 year sentence
Cyntoia B has been the subject of a lot of media lately because of the long sentence she received as a minor engaging in sex work
Patricia T is a trans sex worker who is looking for books about reentry, the LGBT movement and getting connected to community
Alysia A is an incarcerated sex worker sentenced to 15 years for unknowingly posting ads on backpage of a 17 year old friend
Lara S is incarcerated as a result of overcharging in a Human Trafficking case where she was a victim.
Lisa R is an incarcerated sex worker who wants to read fiction and reentry material
Candace D is an incarcerated sex workers who is interested in fiction, self help and reetry.
Brooke G is an incarcerated sex worker who wants some ideas about running her own business when she is released
Briana D enjoys reading both classic and modern general books.
Mandi  B is interested in urban fiction, staying sober and self help.
Chelvarlier  B is interested in general books and re-entry books, but feel free to send a book you’ve enjoyed via Amazon.
Ariel  C  wants to read some fiction and some self help books!
Sheletha M enjoys reading both classic and modern general books.
Pricilla  C is looking forward to some Urban novels and short stories.
Anessa M loves to read fiction.
Marlene D is interested in general books, so the list is just a suggestion, send a book you’ve enjoyed.
Stephanie W wants to read some fiction and some self help books.
Andrea S wants to read some fiction and some self help books.
Phelecia D wants to read some fiction and some self help books.
Jamie C  is an incarcerated sex worker who falls in to the space between victim and criminal according to the criminal justice system and is facing a long prison term for a non-violent offense.
Sarah J has a wide range of interests from self help, true crime, fiction and journaling.
Tiffany B is interested in general self-help and sex worker rights books. Send her something you’ve enjoyed.
Isaac C would appreciate reading some fiction and some self help books.
Angela K is an incarcerated who will be released within the next 18 months – Help her prepare for reentry into her community with a book!
Jeffrey H is an incarcerated sex worker with a release date of April 2017 after which he will be joining the fight for decrim!
Rebecca F. is interested in how to write, hauntings, 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. 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.
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 is interested in fiction, reentry, cooking and books about 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 materials and books about how to get a job.

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 would like books 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 books.

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 enjoys 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.

Briana C is a lover of the Cartel Series of Urban Fiction.

Jacklyn T  would love books about the FAFSA and affording community college, recovery & relapse prevention, and careers in culinary arts and cosmetology!

Jennifer E would love GED books and books on reentry.

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

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 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!

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

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.
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!

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

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

Tracey H – Reentry / General Reading schedued for release in 2020