Welcome to lifespark!
Movement against the death penalty!
Being a Penpal
The death penalty
Number of people known to be under sentence of death worldwide at the end of 2020
Watch a Message About Our Vision
Source of statistics: Amnesty.org – Death Sentences and Executions (listed each year from 1990 to 2019)
Worldwide executions in 2020
number of people on death row in the USA
Number of women on death row in the USA
penpalships organized by lifespark since 1993
About our non-profit organization
about us / lifespark
Find out more about us. See our mission, history and information about our board members and taskholders.
lifespark in the media
TV, radio and newspaper programs and reports featuring lifespark.
The Death Penalty in the USA
Find out about the death penalty in the USA, especially arguments for and against it. There is a lot to learn!
Contact or donate, and Members only
When you join lifespark, you get access to the members' area of the site, with all kinds of useful information about penfriendships and our organization. If you would like to donate to lifespark, please see this page.
Become a penpal with a death row prisoner in the USA
It is a special experience to write to an inmate, but not always an easy one. It can help a lot to exchange experiences with other correspondents, have access to up-to-date information and call on personal support when difficulties occur.
This is why we offer our members
- extensive support with practical help
- a network and regular meetings with like-minded people
- regular updates about the death penalty in the USA
- opportunities to get active against the death penalty
- and much more.
Before we give out an inmate’s address, we ask you to become a member of lifespark. We see your membership as a sign of commitment to long-term correspondence, so that the inmates have someone they can rely on.
Become a Penpal
“True, we are too timid and powerless to take on all the guards of all the political prisoners in the world, but in offering our solidarity to one prisoner, we denounce all the tormentors.”