At a first consular visit, a prisoner is likely to have a lot of questions and expectations. They might be very emotional and find it difficult to take in lots of new information.  It isn’t always easy to explain all the support that is out there, and who can help with what.

The important things to stress are that we are a welfare charity, we are confidential and we are independent from government, including the FCDO. Like consular officers, we are non-judgemental.  We might be able to help prisoners with essential funding, reading materials, international freepost envelopes and translations, as well as providing support to their families.

The support that Prisoners Abroad offers varies from country to country. If you are unclear about how Prisoners Abroad works with detained British citizens in a particular country, please contact us at [email protected]