Help for prisoners

We provide services to all British citizens in foreign jails, regardless of why they are in prison. If you know a prisoner abroad, contact us now to find out more about the services we offer.

We cannot get people out of prison or help find a lawyer. But we can take practical steps to safeguard the welfare of British prisoners anywhere in the world. If you know someone who might benefit from our services call our freephone line on 0808 172 0098 (Monday & Tuesday: 9:30am-6pm; Wednesday – Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm).

Grants for food

We provide grants for basic food so that prisoners have enough to eat. In many countries prison food is inedible or simply doesn’t provide the nutrition needed to stay healthy.

Emergency medical care

Our grants pay for medical care for conditions such as asthma, diabetes or psychiatric issues, which might otherwise go untreated.


We send vitamin supplements to help prisoners maintain their health in difficult conditions in some countries.

Freepost envelopes

We provide international freepost envelopes so that prisoners can keep in touch with home, even if they can’t buy stamps and paper.

Books, magazines, newspapers and a regular newsletter

Our packages of books and magazines are a vital lifeline in a foreign prison, where there may be nobody else who speaks English.

Our job is to safeguard the welfare of every British prisoner abroad – guilty or innocent. Because basic human rights are for everyone.

As a family member of a British prisoner abroad, you are bound to be worried about their welfare. Simply contact us today to find out more about our services or ask any question. We’re always happy to listen.

What we can do for you

  • Provide grants for food and clothes

    Our small grants mean that people can get the nutrition they need to stay healthy.

  • Relieve loneliness

    Our freepost envelopes provide people with a vital lifeline to home while in prison.

  • Pay for medical care

    We offer grants so that prisoners can get the emergency medical care they need.

  • Support families

    We’re here for family members, to offer advice and guidance, or simply to listen.

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What we can’t do for you

  • Help prisoners get released

    We cannot help people with their court cases or fight for their release.

  • Find lawyers

    Prisoners Abroad does not hold lists of lawyers who practise in particular countries, so cannot offer recommendations.

  • Give legal advice

    We are not a legal advice charity. See suggested specialist organisations at the link below.

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