Human Writes is a non-profit, humanitarian organisation which  befriends people on death row in the USA
There are prisoners on Death Rows all over the States who are in need of help to live like a human being for the time they are here.
Prisoners' Art
Arthur Burton
 
Articles By Human Writes Members

Thoughts on being a Human Writes penfriend.

In Memorium of Prisoners Executed in the United States
In memoriam of prisoners executed in the United States

Prisoners executed in the United States in 2016

 

Postcards For Sale

Postcards for sale

Prisoners' artwork postcards available for sale.

 
I Just Want To Stay

"The volunteers of Human Writes seek to hold out the hand of friendship to men and women facing the death penalty. I am pleased to encourage them in their writing"
Most Reverend and Rt Hon George L Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury

"No matter its circumstances, dying is one of the most important things we ever do. I applaud all who offer compassion and hope to those facing death, especially in the terrible circumstances of Death Row. May God bless your work."
His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

 
A Prisoner Testimonial : "You asked if all is well between us and are we still good friends. In one word Absolutely. Monica has come to be a very valued friend, she is patient and kind in her responses as well as quite timely and consistent. Truly she is a rare blessing in that so many come only to go shortly after. She has stayed and stayed steady."
 

In Memoriam

> View In Memoriam for 2009
> View In Memoriam for 2010
> View In Memoriam for 2011
> View In Memoriam for 2012
> View In Memoriam for 2013
> View In Memoriam for 2014
> View In Memoriam for 2015
> View In Memoriam for 2016

Prisoners executed in the United States in 2017

NameUS StateDate of Execution
Chris WilkinsTexas January 11 2017
Ricky GrayVirginiaJanuary 18 2017
Terry EdwardsTexasJanuary 26 2017
Mark ChristesonMissouriJanuary 31 2017
Rolando RuizTexasMarch 7 2017
James BigbyTexasMarch 14 2017
Ledelle LeeArkansasApril 20 2017
Jack JonesArkansasApril 24 2017
Marcel WilliamsArkansasApril 24 2017
Kenneth WilliamsArkansasApril 27 2017
Michael LedfordGeorgiaMay 17 2017
Tommy ArthurAlabamaMay 26 2017
Robert MelsonAlabamaJune 8 2017
William MorvaVirginiaJuly 6 2017
Ronald PhillipsOhioJuly 26 2017
TaiChin PreyorTexasJuly 27 2017
Mark AsayFloridaAugust 24 2017
Gary OtteOhioSeptember 13 2017
Mike LambrixFloridaOctober 5 2017
Robert PruettTexasOctober 12 2017
Torrey McNabbAlabamaOctober 19 2017
Patrick HannonFloridaNovember 8 2017
Ruben CardenasTexasNovember 8 2017


 

Human Writes Patrons

"As a journalist who has lived and worked in the United States, the horror of death row is one of the issues that never leaves you. The thread of humanity that Human Writes manages to sustain with men and women on death row is a profound contribution to keep alive the hope of life. Capital punishment is now on the retreat in America, but the numbers awaiting their fate are still very considerable. I am very honoured to have become a Patron of Human Writes and will hope to do my best to put my shoulder to the wheel".
Jon Snow Broadcaster and journalist, Patron, Human Writes

"In such an inhuman system small moments of human contact make a big difference. That's why I support Human Writes and why I would encourage you to do the same."
Gary Younge, Author and US-based feature writer for the Guardian, Patron, Human Writes

"I know what it is like to live in a cell for decades and feel that the whole world hates you. I never expected to be able to live again as a contributing member of a community. Prison life was precarious and unpredictable but I met people who worked there who wanted to help me and people like me - and I'm lucky that I live in a society graceful enough to offer me a second chance. At least I had hope. Hope for many of the people supported by Human Writes has all but been extinguished. Letters to people on Death Row let them know that however low they may have fallen, they are still human beings. They still have value and are worth caring about and letters might just help to keep hope alive. That is why I am honoured to have been invited to be a patron."
Erwin James, author and Guardian columnist, Patron, Human Writes