Buy the Prisoner’s Herbal Ebook!

The Prisoner’s Herbal is now available as an Ebook! We are selling it in advance of the printed copies to help fundraise to get the books to prisoners.

Every copy of the Ebook sold will pay for a book to be sent to a prisoner. Buy your copy here:

About the Book

Prisoners all over the world commonly experience medical neglect and a dehumanising separation from wild places. However, weeds come up through the concrete cracks. This book contains detailed profiles of ten plants that are commonly found in prison yards. It is based on my use of plants during my own 3.5-year prison sentence, with suggestions on how to prepare medicines in prison with limited resources.

It also includes tips and tricks for making the most out of foods, spices and condiments available from the prison canteen (commissary), as well as sections on how to connect with plant allies emotionally and how to care for wounds in a prison environment.

For readers on the outside, it provides practical advice about how to work with common weeds in simple and direct ways and will inspire solidarity across the walls.

Read the first few pages here: The Prisoners Herbal Sample

How to buy it

The paperback book will be available from Active Distribution in September. It is being sold for £5 to help generate funds so that we can send free copies to prisoners.

Thanks to the solidarity from Active Distribution, it is available for £1.20 plus shipping for prisoner book projects and grassroots distributors.

If you would like to order copies in bulk for your prisoner support project please email


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