Prisoners Abroad

Helping British Citizens Survive Prison Abroad

Thousands of British citizens are exposed to harsh, sometimes violent prison conditions overseas, taking a toll on their physical and mental health. The project will send prisoners survival grants to buy necessities like food, and freepost envelopes to maintain contact with loved ones.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1093710)

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Every year, thousands of British nationals are arrested overseas. Far from home, they are often left vulnerable and isolated in prisons abroad. In countries like Peru, prison conditions are typically harsh with overcrowding, an inadequate diet and the ever-present threat of violence. There is a poor basic level of care in prisons and families are expected to provide basic items. Prisoners often suffer extreme isolation in countries where they don’t know the culture or language.


The project will provide a life-line to over 1000 British prisoners through survival grants and vitamins to supplement their diet and buy essential items like food. These seemingly small items make an enormous difference to their quality of life. We will also provide them with freepost envelopes so they can write to family and friends in the UK, and books and newsletters to help maintain a prisoner's emotional well-being and mental health.