Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth I Deuluoedd - Family Information Service

Prisoner's Abroad - Family support services

What we do

Prisoners Abroad is the only charity supporting British citizens detained overseas and their families. Having a relative in prison overseas can often feel like you’re serving a sentence yourself. It can be a difficult subject to discuss with friends and family and can put a strain on the family’s finances and general well-being.

Each year we help around 1,800 British prisoners overseas and our work is different in each and every case. It might just be helping a prisoner keep in touch with their family by using our international freepost envelopes or 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.

Is there a charge to use this service?

Depends - Please contact us for details

Can anyone use this service?

Anyone can use this resource

Service details for this family support services

Language: English only

  • Able to support children with disabilities No
  • Are staff DBS checked? No


 You can send post here:

89-93 Fonthill Road
N4 3JH

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 Opening times

If your enquiry is urgent, or is regarding a new arrest, please phone us between 9.30am and 4.30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday:

Freephone 0808 172 0098 / Standard rate 0044 (0)20 7561 6820 (Please do not leave a voicemail - it will not be picked up)