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Posted on 2nd December 2016

Solitary confinement for 67,000 last year in the U.S.

An interesting article reporting the number of inmates who spent time in solitary confinement last year  in U.S. was at a staggering 67,000. Solitary confinement is still used as punishment in many countries around the world, and in many of the prisons where people we support are serving a sentence. The denial of meaningful human […]

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Posted on 25th November 2016

Volunteer Vacancy

Volunteer Needed! There is currently an opportunity for a volunteer to help the fundraising and communications team here at Prisoners Abroad, raising awareness and support for prisoners overseas and their families. If you are interested in international human rights and getting experience in the not-for-profit sector then this is the role for you. The role […]

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Posted on 23rd November 2016

Encourage employment of ex-offenders

Article from the BBC about why it is important to encourage employment of ex-offenders. “It is important that [young] people face up to their mistakes, but it isn’t something that should define a young person or their future potential.” The Prisoners Abroad Annual Review includes a piece from The Right Hon. Lord Neuberger, president of […]

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Posted on 2nd November 2016

Office space to let

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, and air conditioning units. The space is fully carpeted throughout. […]

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Posted on 23rd September 2016

Women in Prison

There are around 700,000 women and girls imprisoned around the world.  This number has increased by 50% in just the past 15 years (http://www.prisonstudies.org/news/more-700000-women-and-girls-are-prison-around-world-new-report-shows). However, overwhelmingly the prison system is focused on men being incarcerated. These systems and the policies dictating them are woefully ignorant of needs relating specifically to women’s issues. Therefore the conditions […]

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