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Welcome to Prisoners Abroad

Prisoners Abroad is a human rights and welfare charity providing humanitarian aid, expert advice and emotional support to 4,000 people a year affected by overseas imprisonment.

We assist British citizens during their incarceration, when they return to the UK and need access to resettlement services, and we also support their family and friends throughout the trauma.

Prisoners Abroad translate human rights law into practical life-saving actions by providing prisoners access to vitamins and essential food, emergency medical care, and books and magazines to help sustain mental health. We help family members affected by a loved one’s imprisonment by providing one to one support, hosting family support groups around the country and arranging overseas visits. Our resettlement service supports those who are deported back to the UK, we find them somewhere to stay, provide grants for food and travel, and help them take the vital steps to a new life.

Our latest Annual Review focuses on isolation, something that has a detrimental effect on a person’s emotional health, confidence and the ability to communicate. This publication tells stories of how isolation greatly affects people in prison overseas, and how with the right support this isolation can be reduced.  The stories of Gareth, Catherine, Genevieve and Kenisha will show you above all else that imprisonment should not endanger health or lives; it should promote rehabilitation. You can also read about developments and trends that have emerged for Prisoners Abroad over the last year.

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Take part in our 2016 Christmas Card scheme!

Each year we send cards to around 1,100 Britons who will be facing Christmas alone in prison abroad, many miles away from their families. More info

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For prisoners

Food, medical care, water filters, vitamins, books and more.

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For families

Reassurance and advice for families and friends worried about a loved one in prison.

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For better futures

Helping prisoners rebuild their lives in the UK when they come home.

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