Executions in 2018: min. 690 plus 'thousands' in China

Promotion of pen friendships

Please see the link to "Pen friends" in our navigation bar. Here inmates can publish a pen pal ad.  

To inmates on death row pen friends are not only a window to the world and a way to pass the time, they above all give the inmates the sense that they are still a human being in spite of their situation, and that they are seen as one by others.  

Therefore promoting pen friendships – especially into death row – is an important part of prisoner support.  

Another way to engage with death row prisoners can be found here:  

German inmates write to inmates on death row

Babette Stangier started a pen friend contact group in the Bochum prison Krümmede in which prisoners write pleas for inmates on death row and where pen friendships into death row are facilitated and encouraged.

Strafgefangene schreiben an Todeskandidaten  
(Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 07/28/2001)

Vier US-Todeskandidaten schrieben jetzt zurück 
(Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 12/10/2001)

Gefangene schreiben Artikel gegen Todesstrafe
(Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 07/08/2002)



Do you want to become personally engaged and bring a bit of light back into the life of a person on death row?

Do you want to make a difference for a person who has to live under inhumane conditions?

Have a look at our Pen Pal sites….