Become a Pen Pal

Here’s how it works:

  1. You decide you would like to make a commitment to write to someone on death row at least once each month for one year.
  2. You sign up using the online form, or send us your name, address, age, and religious affiliation.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email in about one week; it will require a response from you. Emails from DRSP often seem to land in junk or spam folders; if you have not received an email within one week of signing up, please check those folders.
  4. Depending on your response, we will either send you a letter from someone on death row who has requested a pen pal (this may take up to three months), or we will send you a letter from someone with a life sentence (this takes up to one week). Either option comes with guidelines for writing.
  5. You write and mail (or email) a letter to the person whose information we send you.
  6. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed in the frequently asked questions page, please contact us.

Death Row Support Project
PO Box 600
Liberty Mills, IN 46946