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As Oscar Pistorius currently awaits sentencing, Prisoners Abroad is taking a look at what conditions are like in South African prisons.
Today is International Literacy Day. The organisation behind it, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says that there are 774 million illiterate adults around the world today and that “they struggle to read a prescription, fill out a form or send a text message.” So clearly the issue of literacy is very serious.
Leading artist Edmund de Waal has donated a major work to Prisoners Abroad for an auction which will be launched on eBay on Sunday 28th September 2014 at midday.
BM* was in prison for four and a half years in Australia. He was deported to the UK in August 2013 and here he describes the support he received and how Prisoners Abroad has helped him get back on his feet.