Depression

The following was taken from a letter from the row, which speaks movingly and eloquently on the difficult subject of depression, something that affects many of our friends. The author has given permission for it to be shared here, and we hope it may be helpful to any members whose friends are in a similar situation.…

LifeLines London Regional Group meeting

On a very hot June afternoon, eighteen LifeLines members gathered in a pub function room for the latest London regional meeting. We weren’t sure if it was the communal food that had tempted an unusually large group or the promise of a screening of the documentary Fourteen Days in May; it transpired it was neither of…

Changing Lives

Recently, we have been marking LifeLines’ 25th anniversary. Over that time we have put over 5,000 people in this country in touch with condemned men and women. The very first prisoner with whom I corresponded, in 1987, was a man in Mississippi called John Irving. His death sentence was later overturned and he was eventually…

On being a LifeLines co-ordinator

I have been touched recently by two letters I have received from prisoners; one from a prisoner in Indiana and the other from a prisoner in Arizona. I was co-ordinator for Indiana many years ago and this particular prisoner was in my care. His letter begins with a quote from Revd. Dr. Martin Luther King…