What does Prisoners Abroad do for prisoners?

Each year we help around 1,800 British prisoners overseas and our work is different in each and every case. Sometimes, it might just be helping a prisoner keep in touch with their family by using our international freepost envelopes. For others, we might send reading materials or foreign language dictionaries to help reduce isolation. A list of our services for prisoners is below:

  International freepost envelopes 

  Grants for medical treatment

  Survival grants and vitamins (in selected developing countries only)

  Books, magazines, newspapers, language learning materials

  Translation service

  Information and guidance about key issues facing British people detained overseas 

For more information about some of the issues that those detained overseas might face, you may want to look through our overseas imprisonment factsheets. You can also contact our Prisoner and Family Support team to discuss how we might be able to support your relative, either by using our Freephone helpline number 0808 172 0098 or by email at [email protected].

Any information given to Prisoners Abroad through the helpline or by email will be dealt with confidentially and not shared with any third parties without your express consent. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

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