• 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

Your outreach to prisoners does make a difference. Show your solidarity!

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