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Prisoners Abroad are delighted to have won the 2024 highly commended Robin Corbett Award. 


Inaugurated in June 2012 by Lady Val Corbett in honour of her late husband, the Robin Corbett Award honours Lord Robin Corbett's life-long work in the House of Commons and the House of Lords to support prisoner reintegration. His dedication and passion for prison reform and supporting the re-integration of returning citizens into society, amongst so many other worthy causes, drove real, tangible change that still lives on today such as his Private Member’s Bill ensuring lifetime anonymity for rape victims in court and the media.

Today, Chief Executive of Prisoners Abroad, Christopher Stacey, and Deputy Resettlement Manager, Rob Trotman, attended a presentation ceremony at the OXO Tower to pick up the award.

Christopher Stacey, chief executive of Prisoners Abroad, said:  
 
“Every year thousands of British people are detained in over 100 countries around the world – often in horrific conditions which can cause severe physical and mental suffering. When they are released at the end of their sentence, they are usually deported to the UK and arrive to no formal probation support, leaving them at risk of destitution. Prisoners Abroad's resettlement support, first set up over 25 years ago in 1998, builds on the unique support that we have provided to British people in prison overseas and their families since the charity was first established in 1978.  
 
“We are absolutely thrilled to win the 2024 highly commended Robin Corbett Award. We couldn’t do the work that we do without wonderful supporters who donate to Prisoners Abroad, helping us fund our vital services so that people in prison overseas and their families survive imprisonment with dignity, face the future with hope and successfully return and reintegrate in the UK. Lord Robin Corbett championed people who were forgotten about. We are grateful to the judges for recognising our work in this important but often hidden part of the justice system, and the prize money will go towards the life-saving grants that we make to people in prison abroad and when they return to the UK.”  

To learn more about the Robin Corbett Award, please visit their website.

To learn more about the Prisoners Abroad resettlement service, please click here.


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