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

What we do

LifeLines supports and befriends people on death row in the United States, through letter writing and email. 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

2,414 Prisoners on death row in the United States as of April 2023

Statistic 2

1,568 Prisoners on Death Row have been executed in the United States since 1976, as of April 2023

Statistic 3

1,000 The number of LifeLines members currently writing to a someone on death row, as of April 2023

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