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Posted on 18th May 2016

Woodstock woman develops unique friendship with American man on death row

In this ‘tale of friendship that spans continents, oceans and decades’ we can reflect on the touching account of a very unique relationship that developed against the odds. Many people imprisoned overseas have been ostracized by their families and have no support. Prisoners Abroad works to connect these people to those who want to reach […]

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Posted on 21st April 2016

“Freedom of movement across borders is changing the prisoner population across the world.”

In (her report) ‘Foreign National Prisoners; best practice in prison and resettlement’, Lucy Slade investigates ‘best practice’ in prisons overseas, in relation to rehabilitation and overcoming the challenges that foreign inmates are likely to face. Lucy’s investigation initially stemmed from regular visits to HMP Wandsworth, where she encountered significant communication problems for foreign prisoners, who […]

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Posted on 18th April 2016

Prisoner & Family Support Coordinator vacancy

Prisoner & Family Support Coordinator *This vacancy is now closed. If you have applied and not heard from us by the end of Monday 16th June, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.* £24,181 p.a London N4 Prisoners Abroad is a UK-based charity working to support British citizens imprisoned overseas, to assist […]

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Posted on 7th March 2016

What Can They Hope For, Shut Inside?

A Poem from Prison Robert Hayward, Prisoners Abroad Supporter   The prison guard unlocks the door. Here are the prisoners, on the floor. Fifty? Sixty? Maybe more. Too many for this room, for sure. In their yellow prison clothes, cross-legged they sit in two straight rows, Close together, side by side, the space for each just […]

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Posted on 1st February 2016

Blog: World’s Most Dangerous Prison? Impossible to choose…

By Laura Bevan I recently watched the documentary World’s Most Dangerous Prison, following journalist Paul Connolly’s exploratory stay in Danli Prison Farm in Honduras. There are currently no Britons in Honduras needing Prisoners Abroad’s help, but we support 53 in South & Central America (out of 998[1] worldwide), the greatest proportion of these being in […]

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