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  • Hermanos in Life and Death
    By Andreas Hausammann
    Andreas Hausammann and his pen friend Rolando Ruiz on death row in Texas became close friends. When Rolando was executed, Andreas stood at his side.
    English, August 2017
    Andreas can be contacted through connectdeathrow.
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  • The death penalty in my birth place, Virginia – its barbarity has now hit me on a deeply personal level
    By Janet Brot
    Janet Brot grew up in Virginia where she worked in law firms before she moved to Switzerland. She has since been a pen friend to three death row inmates in the USA.
    English, February 2016
    Janet can be contacted through connectdeathrow.
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  • How to be happy and free in the face of death – what Anthony Graves taught me in the 16 years of our penfriendship
    By Nick Bell
    Nick Bell, lecturer, was a penpal of Anthony Graves until his release from a Texas prison in October 2010. Anthony spent 18 years behind bars, 12 of them on death row. Nick had the good fortune to welcome his penfriend to his home in Switzerland in 2011.
    English, February 2016
    Nick can be contacted through connectdeathrow.
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  • There is treasure everywhere
    By Claudia Dölker
    Claudia Dölker has been writing a death row prisoner for several years. She is impressed by the humanity of her pen friend on death row in Florida.
    English, February 2016
    Claudia can be contacted through connectdeathrow.
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  • The pearl is the knowledge of the healing power of forgiveness, suggestion
    By Bill Pelke
    Bill Pelke is one of the founders of Journey Of Hope. He has an amazing story to tell about forgiving the girl who murdered his grandmother.
    “Forgiving Paula brought me healing. It brought me peace. It brought me a better way to live. Forgiving Paula did much more for me than it did for her.”
    English, December 2015
    You will learn more about Bill Pelke in “Read more“. Bill can be contacted through connectdeathrow.
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  • The death penalty only creates more hurt and grief
    By Gabi Uhl
    Gabi Uhl is Chairperson of the German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (Initiative gegen die Todesstrafe e.V.). She has been involved with Capital Punishment for many years and has witnessed three executions of her pen friends.
    English, December 2015
    You will learn more about Gabi Uhl in “Read more” and “Media”. Gabi can be contacted through connectdeathrow.
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  • The person in between – neither an offender nor a victim
    By Ines Aubert
    We can’t undo the crimes, but there is still something we can do.
    English, December 2015
    You will learn more about Ines Aubert in “Read more” and “Media”. Ines can be contacted through connectdeathrow.
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