How we help Prisoner and family support Prisoner and family FAQs What support can Prisoners Abroad provide for someone in prison? Prisoners Abroad can provide practical and emotional support to prisoners. This includes money for vitamins, food and toiletries (in developing countries). We are able to help cover the cost of emergency medical care or dental treatment which is not paid for by the prison authorities. We help prisoners stay in touch with their friends and family through providing international freepost envelopes and assisting with prison visit bookings. Prisoners Abroad can also send English-language books, magazines and newspapers to help sustain mental health and reduce isolation. If the language barrier is making it difficult to understand legal proceedings or prison rules, we have volunteers who can help with translating documents.