- On 1 December, put aside at least one hour and write at least four cards to prisoners;
- Get your peace group or class or place of worship to organise a card-writing session;
- Set up a stall in your town centre, perform a bit of street theatre, or do whatever else it takes to attract attention and interest.
Sending cards and letters
- Always send your card in an envelope;
- Include a return name and address on the envelope;
- Be chatty and creative: send photos from your life, drawings;
- Tell prisoners what you are doing to stop war and war preparations;
- Don't write anything that might get the prisoner into trouble;
- Think about the sort of thing you'd like to receive if you were in prison;
- Don't begin, "You are so brave, I could never do what you have done";
- Don't expect the prisoner to reply;
Remember-next year it could be you...
Support our future work
- For 45 years, War Resisters' International has publicised the names and stories of prisoners of conscience. Help them keep up the tradition:
- Send in a special PfP donation to WRI to help fund next year's research.
- Give a Peace News subscription to a prisoner on our list (or provide us with the name and address of someone not on our list).
Send contributions to: War Resisters' International, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, Britian (tel +44 20 7278 4040; fax 7278 0444; email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your outreach to prisoners does make a difference. Show your solidarity!
See this site for all four language versions of the PfP 2001 pack.