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Tips & ideas how to cheer up your penpals
We are looking for creative ideas to help cheer up our friends on death row which can be sent by letters - for example, our member Isabelle Délèze collected some ideas for the Christmas time which you can find here. For any further information or when you have other creative ideas, feel free to contact Claudia Tramér at We will share the ideas in our newsletter.

lifepark's events

Lifespark General Assembly 2018
with the election of the new board.
When: April 14th, 2018, 11.30am - 3pm
Where: Rheinfelder Bierhalle, Niederdorfstrasse 76, 8001 Zürich
If you participate, please register by Wednesday April 11th 2018 online or contact the board.Find more information in the invitation.  

German Stammtisch in Zürich

Save the date: Mai 5th, 2018
Lokal: Tibits beim Bahnhof Stadelhofen (hinter dem Opernhaus)
Anreise: Zug bis Bahnhof Stadelhofen,  ab Hauptbahnhof Tram 11 oder 4 bis Bahnhof Stadelhofen resp. Opernhaus
Zeitspanne: 11.30 - 14.30 h - frei nach oben
Wir treffen uns im Tibits, welches durchgehend warme und kalte Speisen wie auch Desserts anbietet. Bei schönem Wetter können wir eine kleine Seerundfahrt ins Auge fassen oder einen Spaziergang am Ufer des Zürichsees unternehmen. Zur Registrierung bitte hier klicken.

lifepark's projects
Currently, there are no projects of lifespark members in the loop. You are most welcome to start one! Find further information on how to become active on our website or contact the board.

Report: Christmas cards project
One of lifespark’s members had a wonderful project idea just before Christmas: Sending Christmas wishes to the inmates on our waiting list, who didn’t receive a pen pal yet, to let them know that they are not forgotten (the average waiting time is about two years in order to receive a pen pal) and that we are doing our best to find a pen pal for them. The project was a real success and a lot of lifespark members participated. Thank you on behalf of the board!
To display the project’s success as well as the thankfulness of our waiting inmates, we decided to display a selection of their answers here.

lifespark member Monique wrote to Howard
lifespark member Josephine wrote to Cedric
lifespark member Susanne wrote to Tim

Projects in cooperation with Inmates' Voices
Inmates' Voices is a Swiss organization which develops and promotes different artistic projects with the goal to give a voice to inmates. It was found by lifespark members. Find more information under

Project INMATES’ PICTURES / COULOI'ART – Artworks by American prisoners
Lifespark and Inmates’ Voices are pleased to present a new project which will provide another opportunity for American prisoners to be heard outside their walls: we created an exhibition that will display artwork of your pen-friends: Drawings, paintings, objects made in the cells, decorated envelopes, texts illustrated by drawings, for example a poem with a drawing, drawings of the inside of the cell, collection of texts, literary works (a copy of a book or manuscript)...
The first exhibit took place in spring 2017, click here for more details.
To order postcarts, please visit the catalog and use the following order form: English I FrenchI German

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