Prisons Week is an an alliance of faith-based organisations working within criminal justice. During the week of 14th - 20th October, daily prayer literature is offered to Christians to pray for those affected throughout the criminal justice system including prisoners, families and people working in the system.

80,000 prayer leaflets printed

20 supporting organisations

83,052 prison population in England and Wales

1,594 people Prisoners Abroad supported in prison overseas in 2017

94,444 children with a parent in prison (September 2018)

Prisoners Abroad is a sponsor organisation, this week is a great opportunity to remember people in prison overseas. 

Prisons Week seeks to motivate volunteers to give time within prisons and the community.

It provides an annual focus and reason for Christians to work together, building capacity and motivation to make a difference for people who are out of sight and often out of mind.


Lord, you offer freedom to all people.

We pray for those in prison.

Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist.

Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends,

Prison staff and all who care.

Heal those who have been wounded by the actions

of others, especially the victims of crime.

Help us to forgive one another,

To act justly,

love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ in His strength

and in His Spirit, now and every day. Amen.

Hebrew 13:3

The prayer leaflet offers a number of prayers. 

If you would like to support Prisons Week please email [email protected] for more information. We have prayer leaflets to distribute and we'd love to talk to you about the ways you can get involved. The Prisons Week website will give you more information about how the alliance started.