Good news from the row

Some good news, shared with the permission of the inmate who wrote it in a letter to his pen friend: Another development here as far as freedoms for us; I am one of eighteen or so afforded the opportunity for programs – an eight-week course. Once a week I walk (in handcuffs) to another place…

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.…

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…