Carole Butcher LifeLines papers

Carole Butcher LifeLines papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Butcher, Carole
Title: Carole Butcher LifeLines papers
Dates: 2000-2004
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3266

Biographical/Historical Note

Carole Butcher of Lancaster, England, is a coordinator for LifeLines. LifeLines is a UK-based organization supporting and befriending prisoners on death row through letter writing.

James W. Brown, a death row inmate in Georgia, was executed in 2003.

Norman Richard Cleary, a death row inmate in Oklahoma, was executed in 2004.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence between Butcher and death row inmates James W. Brown and Norman Richard Cleary, from 2000-2004. Correspondence concerns personal interests, family, activities in prison, lawyers, trials, other death row inmates, hobbies. Cleary writes several letters about God, Christianity, and another death row inmate’s attempt to stab him. There are also emails between Butcher, family members of the inmates; and letters Butcher writes asking for clemency for both inmates. Papers also include offender queries printed from the Georgia Department of Corrections and Oklahoma Department of Corrections, containing Brown’s and Cleary’s physical descriptions and sentence details; newspaper clippings regarding the executions, and various prison forms; and documents concerning the execution process, and rules and regulations of visiting death row inmates.

Index Terms

Capital punishment--Georgia.
Capital punishment--Oklahoma.
Death row inmates--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Carole Butcher LifeLines papers, ms3266, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2James W. Brown papers, 1977, 2000-2004
3-5Norman R. Cleary papers, 2000-2004