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cfwithcf
cfwithcf

Hi !
I live in Sweden and want to get in contact and write to prisoners that are on death row or locket in for a life in another part of the world than the US and europe. Where can I find ads about pen-pals in these countries ? I don't find any information and if I do, the facts are very old. All links, tip on inmates are interesting, but PLEASE no inmate that have done anything mean to a child.

Best wishes from cfwithcf in Sweden

 
Shanika87
Shanika87

Same here 

 
mjuran
mjuran

Maybe someone else who knows more can correct me on this, but my impression is that the existing pen pal programs for prisoners are mostly in the US.  I'm not aware of any programs that do letter exchanges with prisoners outside of Europe and the US.  I myself live in one of those other countries, and there is no way for inmates in my country to correspond with even their own family while in prison, let alone some way for a stranger to contact them.

Also in my country of residence (Morocco) there is not really such a thing as imprisonment for natural life, and no death penalty.

The non-US countries still carrying out executions are mostly China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq (if memory serves).  I do not think there is any pen pal program for prisoners in these countries, and I don't know how you would write to such prisoners even if there were, unless you already speak the languages of those countries, and can expect the prisoners there to be literate.  I doubt they get mail at all, or have the means to write letters.

I think unfortunately you're just out of luck in the non-US, DR/LWOP pen pal department.  But if you find out differently, I'll be interested to know.