This was our opportunity to focus on people we have helped in prison over the last forty years. 

Funds for Overseas Prisoners

We provide grants to prisoners around the world, in order to maintain their health whilst they serve a prison sentence. Our grants are as follows:

Craig Feehan Fund

This is a survival grant sent to prisoners in developing countries. In 2019 this grant was sent to 348 people in 49 countries with payments totalling £85,486. The fund is named after one of the founders of Prisoners Abroad. This fund was started in 1980 - just two years after Prisoners Abroad was founded. 

Vitamin Fund

Vitamins are sent to prisoners so that they can maintain their health and supplement their often poor diet. In 2019 we sent £5,769 worth of vitamins to 134 prisoners in 13 countries. This fund began in 1995. 

Medical Fund

This is offered when prison authorities fail to provide treatment for health conditions. In 2019, £9,171 of payments were made to overseas prisoners in 20 countries. This fund was started in 1990, which means we have been providing this for prisoners for 28 years. 

Read more about our funds


Keith Carmichael - who we supported in prison in the early 1980s

Keith Carmichael was detained in the Middle East in the early 1980s. He attended our fundraising dinner in February 2018 and spoke to our founder, who had initial contact with him after his arrest which then continued throughout his imprisonment. Read his testimony

Joe Parham and Keith Carmichael

Richen explains that she wasn't forgotten

Read Richen's short piece about the small things that make a big difference when you're in prison overseas.