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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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Posted on 8th September 2016

Phone line problems Thursday 8th September

Prisoners Abroad is still experiencing phone disruption following our office move. If you cannot get through on our phone line, please email [email protected] your query and requesting a call back. If it is urgent, please call the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500. Thank you for your patience, and apologies for the inconvenience.

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Posted on 19th August 2016

Brothers claim that their constitutional rights were violated

Having spent three years in a Trinidad and Tobago prison, two brothers from the country are suing the state over the conditions they had to endure. They claim to have had their constitutional rights violated due to the extreme and unusual treatment they had to at Golden Grove Remand Prison in Arima. They described the […]

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Posted on 27th July 2016

Highlighting the merits of employing ex-offenders

Virgin Trains helps ex-offenders to put their lives back on track, in a scheme which aims to show all employers that hiring former prisoners can be good for business and reduce re-offending. Five years ago Richard Branson called on UK companies to employ people with criminal convictions, encouraging them to look beyond the criminal record […]

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Posted on 1st July 2016

Big Lottery project outcomes, June 2016

This month marks the end of our three-year Ex-prisoner Housing Link project funded by The Big Lottery. It has been a fantastic opportunity to up-scale our work helping Britons make the difficult transition back to the UK after overseas imprisonment. Helping people access housing lies at the heart of this project. Without a roof over […]

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