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Posted on 24th January 2017

Benin: Cruel Limbo

Troubling report published which highlights poor conditions death row prisoners in Benin are being held under. Last year, the country abolished the death penalty, but has failed to commute these existing sentences, which has resulted in 14 inmates being kept in poor conditions in prison, and still remain separate from other inmates. As highlighted in […]

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Posted on 13th January 2017

Prisoners forced to impose their own laws

This is an interesting article that was published last month highlighting a pardon in Bolivia’s prison system, releasing thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding. South America is renowned for its dangerous conditions and high levels of overcrowding. The article highlights that the largest prison in Bolivia, San Pedro, is notorious for prisoners who are forced […]

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Posted on 10th January 2017

Breaking Ground – a showcase of artwork

Breaking Ground is a showcase of artworks inspired by the experience of having a family member in prison. “KIN is an arts collective, facilitated by Vox Liminis in partnership with Families Outside. Each member of KIN has lived experience of the imprisonment of a parent or sibling. Over the last year, KIN has evolved from […]

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Posted on 16th December 2016

Arabic Language Day

In the wake of Arabic Language Day we interviewed one of our caseworkers at Prisoners Abroad, Eppie, who has been on the team for just over two years. She describes the variety in her role and the inspiring things she has pursued due to the job. What interested you in learning Arabic? I’ve always loved […]

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Posted on 13th December 2016

Prisoners Abroad wins £6.5k Natwest funding

Prisoners Abroad is thrilled to receive funding of £6.5k towards our resettlement service, which supports people returning to the UK after serving a sentence overseas. The funding will go towards Prisoners Abroad’s Work Preparation Programme (WPP), a programme which will directly equip up to 50 ex-prisoners with the skills and self-confidence to access employment, education, […]

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