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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.






Self-contained open plan office space available for immediate occupancy.

Set within a building occupied by several other charities, the refurbished space is located on the first floor (with lift access) and consists of 1,000 sq ft with a raised floor to conceal electric/ data cabling, air conditioning units the space is fully carpeted throughout.

It is conveniently located moments from Finsbury Park underground and overground station with the Victoria/ Piccadilly Lines taking 12 minutes to Oxford Circus.

Please contact Zeta if you would like to arrange a viewing: [email protected]

About us

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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