I decided to write a post about something I care deeply about and that is Human Writes, an organisation that befriends prisoners on Death Row in America through letter writing. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time and knew someone who had done it before and described how much she got from it.
Human Writes is a long established organisation founded for the purpose of befriending prisoners on Death Row in the USA. The organisation does not campaign against the death penalty as such as its main remit is friendship through letter writing.
Human Writes pairs you with someone you will have similar interests in and my friend loves art and books. We have been writing for almost a year now and he has sent me a number of stunning drawings as well as some heartfelt letters. This isn’t about what the person may have done and their punishments (I do not agree with the death penalty), but about offering another human being some kind of hope and friendship in an extremely dark and desolate place. My friend is 30 years old and has been on Death Row for 9 years. Before that he had a troubled childhood and spent a lot of time in and out of Institutions. But our friendship is not built on the past, I only know him through our letters and I have gained as much from writing to him as he has from me.