LifeLines - Mission statement
LifeLines Founder Jan Arriens (centre) with LifeLines writers shortly after we were established.

What we do

LifeLines supports and befriends prisoners on Death Row throughout the United States, through letter writing. It is the first established organisation of its kind. LifeLines has gone from humble beginnings in 1988 in Cambridge to spread both nationally and internationally, with members all over the world.

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Latest Statistics

Statistic 1

2,620 Prisoners on death row in the United States as of July 2020

Statistic 2

1,527 Prisoners on Death Row have been executed in the United States since 1976

Statistic 3

1,216 The number of LifeLines members currently writing to a prisoner on death row

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