Penpalling… with a difference

Some of you reading this may know me, some of you may not. Some will know I write US inmates. It’s a very rewarding “hobby” in knowing you can help to bring about change in someone’s life, to encourage them and to make their day by just receiving a letter or card in the mail. The beautiful artwork and poetry I receive is just a bonus.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about how to do this or just to ask me why then please comment below, or check out the Facebook group for LostVault https://www.facebook.com/groups/554747104639878

(I’ve also published this post my my personal blog, so if you follow that you will have seen this already)

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USA: AZ: House for sale!

This beautiful house was handmade by an inmate in the AZ prison system. It is for sale! If you are interested in buying this please contact me. It is located in a friends house in AZ so would be collection only, I have no idea how much it would cost to ship or how one would ship it but if you have any ideas let me know!

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OK: Death Row: Botched execution

Stories coming out of OK over the past few days regarding Mr Lockett’s botched execution are horrific. Here are some links to various news stories online…

BBC News

CNN

The Telegraph

New Scientist

The Guardian

Hopefully this will bring light to the appalling details of lethal injection, the death penalty and start to bring an end to this barbaric practice.

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FL: Escambia County Jail – gas explosion

This is still a breaking story as I write this at 1128 (0628 EST) but it looks like there was a gas explosion at Escambia Country jail in FL, killing 2 inmates and injuring 100-150 inmates and staff. Here’s the link to the CNN story…

FL jail gas explosion

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The Last Words of William Van Poyck

Everyone should read this post… The Last Words of William Van Poyck. Whether you agree with the death penalty or not is irrelevant, just take 5 mins out of your day to read this.

via The Last Words of William Van Poyck.

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*Updates – Pen pals*

I have updated the TX pen pals list. Please take a look if you would like a pen pal!

As always I have put them up here and over on http://www.lostvault.com/penpals

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DR: USA: Executions Scheduled April 2013

3rd April – TX – Kimberley McCarthy (Stayed)

10th April – TX – Rigoberto Avila (Stayed)

16th April – TX – Ronnie Threadgill

21st April – PA – Borgela Philistin (Stayed)

24th April – TX – Elroy Chester (Stayed)

25th April – TX – Richard Cobb

25th April – PA – Michael Travaglia (Stayed)

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