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Posted on 29th June 2016

Know Before You Go: A statement from our CEO

An awareness campaign called ‘Know Before You Go’ was launched previously by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), encouraging British nationals to prepare for trips abroad by researching the local laws and customs of their destination. Prisoners Abroad became a partner in this campaign, and our Chief Executive Pauline Crowe, OBE released this statement: “Prisoners […]

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Posted on 27th June 2016

Director of Fundraising and Communications Vacancy

Director of Fundraising & Communications   Approx £60,000 plus benefits   London N4   Prisoners Abroad is the only organisation caring for British citizens in prison overseas and on return and for their families in the UK, since 1978.   At any one time there are more than 2,000 British citizens in prison overseas, in […]

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Posted on 7th June 2016

What happens when you’re deported to Britain?

If you were dropped into an unfamiliar city or country with no money, nowhere to sleep and no friends or family to call on for support – what would you do? How would you survive? Who do you think might help you? Over 200 people are deported back to the UK each year. They face […]

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Posted on 1st June 2016

Spanish Prisons: How Locked Up highlights a prison system overshadowed by debt and threat

The first episode of a new prison-based drama has just aired on Channel 4 in the UK. Billed as a Spanish version of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, it’s also set in a women’s prison, but the action is in Spain (where Prisoners Abroad supports 85 Britons – its highest number after the USA). […]

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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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