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…

What LifeLines is all about

Last weekend’s LifeLines spring conference was, as always, a fantastic event, bringing together long-time members and relatively new writers in the beautiful and historic city of York. I always look forward to conferences. Not only do we get some amazing speakers, but it’s also great to meet other members and hear about their experiences. Our…

Writing to Bob

I first heard of LifeLines from my eldest daughter just over twelve years ago now, when she came home for a few days and happened to say that she was writing to someone on death row in the USA and had been doing so for a couple of years. I must admit my first reaction…