Executions in 2014: min. 607 plus 'thousands' in China


The Ely State Prison is located in the State of Nevada, appr. 15 km North of Ely in the White Pine County. The prison is surrounded by mountains. Las Vegas is a four hour drive away.

General mail rules

You HAVE to write the senders name in the upper left corner of the envelope. There are no page limits for handwritten letters. Please note: Computer produced letters can be imagined as „download“ . Please ask your pen-pal about the current limit of printed pages.  Selfmade cards, TippEx and lipstick kisses are frowned upon, stickers on the envelope and/or letter are not allowed.

Photos up to 10 per envelope must be 20,4 x 25,5 cm or smaller. Basic photo rules (like no polaroids, no sexual content photos).

Visits are on possible when approval by the prison. Visit days are Monday and Tuesday form 8:30 to 14:45.  When approved the visitor  will receive a rules list from the prison. The visits are contact visits.

Quarterly packages can be send by online-shops like for example Access Securpack (www.accesscatalog.com). Please make sure that the prisoner didn't receive a parcel in that quarter already.

To send money you can send money-orders. The money orders have to be send to the Inmate Trust Fund together with a deposit slip which you can download and print on the Nevada DOC website (www.doc.nv.gov/services/index.php?idnum=0).

You may send paperback new books by a store of purchase like Amazon (www.amazon.com). You may as well send magazine subscriptions that way.

It is not allowed to send stamps in a letter.

Please, ask your pen pal about the up-to-date mailing rules, photo rules and gift rules.  Since these rules change very fast, it's not always possible for us to make a valid assessment of these stipulations.

Pending US-Executions

Unfortunately the United States of America still is one of the countries which regularly executes people.

You’ll find a list of the already scheduled executions here.