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Life on death row
Death row prisoners and their friends and family
Visits
Execution
Victims and forgiveness
Thinking about people who commit crimes and about the death penalty

Life on death row

Death row prisoners and their friends and family

Visits

  • Travel update 2016
    The Travel update was written during the trip to see Robert Pruett a last time before his scheduled execution on August 23rd 2016.
    Robert was executed on October 12th 2017.
    By Ines Aubert
    English, July and August 2016
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  • Travel update 2015
    The Travel update was written during the trip to see Robert Pruett a last time before his scheduled execution on April 28th, 2015.
    Robert was executed on October 12th 2017.
    By Ines Aubert
    English, April 2015
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  •  ➢ Article in a magazine: Post aus der Todeszelle: Die deutsche Brieffreundin eines Hinrichtungskandidaten, Spiegel TV Magazin
    With Gabi Uhl, about Texas death row inmate Willie Trottie and his scheduled execution
    Duration: 8:30 minutes
    German, September 2014
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  • The apple, the future and the hug – snapshots of my trip to the USA
    By Ines Aubert
    English, September 2010
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Execution

  • ➢ Article in a magazine:  Das letzte Ma(h)l, Gomagazin
    About Lilia Allemann, pen friend and spiritual advisor of a death row inmate in Texas
    German, March 2017
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  • We dance on – the day of my scheduled execution on april 28th
    By Robert P., 17 years on death row in Texas.
    Robert was executed on October 12th 2017..
    English, May 2015
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  • Talk about the topic execution with Robert P. on death row in Texas
    Talk between Ines Aubert and Robert P.
    Robert was executed on October 12th 2017.
    English, July 2014
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  • Dialogue with Lilia Allemann
    An interview by Ines Aubert with Lilia Allemann, who served as spiritual counselor to her penpal when he was executed
    English, January 2014
    German version: Dialog mit Lilia Allemann
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  • Witnessing executions
    Interview by Ines Aubert with anti-death penalty activist Gabi Uhl who watched the executions of two of her pen pals
    English, June 2009
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  • A Journey to Solace
    By José Angel M., Texas Death Row
    José A. M. wrote this article after coming as close as three hours to his execution. This horrifying experience has changed him completely: “The person that went to the Walls Unit is not the same person that came back…”
    English, September 2007
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  • The execution
    By Gabi Uhl who witnessed the execution of her friend Cliff Boggess in Texas
    “The first heavy part of the day was over at noon: the farewell from Cliff at the end of our last visit, a farewell not without tears, but even without the possibility to touch hands.”
    English, 1999
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  • Love and Light – Living in the presence before the execution
    By Ines Aubert, about the last week before the execution of her friend on death row
    English, April 2015
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  • Interview with José Moreno after he survived his execution date
    Interview by Ines Aubert with José M. who received a stay three hours before his execution
    English, June 2009
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  • One week to his execution – the big tear
    About the execution of a close friend
    By Ines Aubert
    English, April 2015
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Victims and forgiveness

  • Interview with Bill Pelke
    Interview with Bill Pelke about forgiveness, ten years after the first interview in 2007
    By Ines Aubert
    English, November 2017
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  • To be a victim that forgives
    By Daniel M., 11 years in prison in Texas
    English, July 2016
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  • ➢ Video: Gefangen und frei, SRF2, Fenster zum Sonntag
    Report about Ines Aubert and her friendship with Robert Power /Casper on death row in Florida
    Duration 11 minutes, starting at minute 18:30
    Swiss German, March 2016
    Standard German, November 2016, starting at minute 16:40
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  • ➢ Article in a magazine: Die Schöne und das Biest, Männermagazin
    About Ines Aubert and about why people write to death row inmates
    German, December 2015
    English version: Beauty and the Beast
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  • ➢ Video: Faut pas croire: Reportage – la correspondante, RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse
    About lifespark, Evelyne Giordani and Ines Aubert
    Duration: 8:30 minutes
    French, May 2015
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  • ➢ Article in a magazine: Freundschaft Gut und Böse, Strassenmagazin Surprise
    About Ines Aubert and her special journey with her pen pal Robert Power „Casper“
    German, November 2014
    English version: Friendship Good and Evil
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  • Talk with Jake Yarbrough – a living memory of a taken father
    A talk with Jake Yarbrough with the son of the victim in the case of Robert P. by Ines Aubert.
    English, September 2013
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  • The big challenge
    A talk by Ines Aubert with Robert Power on death row in Florida who wants to apologize to his victims
    English, October 2010
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  • Interview Bill Pelke – Founder of the Journey Of Hope
    Interview by Ines Aubert with Bill Pelke about forgiveness
    English, 2007
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  • Peace to you – about evil and good, remorse and forgiveness
    By Ines Aubert
    This document is a collection of texts around the story of Robert Power/Casper on death row in Florida. Casper wants to apologize to the many women he has raped. His Swiss pen pal and friend tries to help him get his apology out. When Casper writes his biography, dealing with the details of his crimes becomes one of the biggest challenges Ines Aubert has ever faced. After Casper dies of cancer, she meets a woman who was raped by him and who has forgiven him.
    The brochure contains dialogues with Casper, his handwritten apology, an interview with the raped woman and other texts. The preface is written by Bill Pelke, the president of Journey of Hope.
    English, May 2015
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  • Interview with Debbie – a victim raped by Robert Power
    An interview by Ines Aubert with Debbie. She was raped by Ines’ pen friend Robert Power and has forgiven him
    English, February 2011
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  • It was a healing process for both of us
    An interview by Ines Aubert with Rodney Bowser, who forgave his sister’s murderer
    English, June 2007
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  • Every year I receive a letter letting me know they wait for me to die
    By M., on death row in Florida
    English, 2011
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Thinking about people who commit crimes and about the death penalty

  • Misconceptions about death row
    This brochure gives readers the chance to verify their perceptions and opinions and perhaps unmask them as misconceptions. Authors from inside and outside the prison have contributed with a text.
    English, November 2016
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  • We all – on both sides of the prison wall – are made up of the same “raw material”
    Can such a good-looking man be a murderer? How is it that a person on death row has such nice handwriting? Can this prisoner who writes such wonderful poetry really have inflicted harm upon someone?
    By Ines Aubert
    English, February 2008
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  • The principle of legitimacy
    About the difference between legality and legitimacy, based on Frank Urbanioks book “Was sind das für Menschen – was können wir tun” (Zytglogge, 2003)
    In his book, Urbaniok illustrates an important principle: legitimacy comes before legality.
    By Ines Aubert
    English, 2008
    German version: Das Legitimationsprinzip
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