Prisoners Abroad

Contact details

Prisoners Abroad
89-93 Fonthill Road
Finsbury Park
N4 3JH

Public phone: 0808 172 0098 (UK freephone)


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Support for British citizens in prison outside the UK, and their families. Information and signposting on foreign criminal justice systems, prison conditions and transfer. Country-dependent, means-tested financial assistance for food and medical care, reading material, freepost envelopes. Advice and support for family and friends of Britons held overseas, including online network, support groups and information days. Resettlement service for released returning prisoners.

Target group: British citizens in prison outside the UK, their families/friends, ex-prisoners who have registered.

Area served: UK and international.

How to contact: Phone - 0808 172 0098 (UK freephone), email or write. Prisoner & family team phoneline hours Mon/Wed/Fri 9.30am-1pm + Tues/Thurs 9.30am-4.30pm


Monday: 9.30am - 4.30pm (Resettlement Team)

Tuesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm (Resettlement Team)

Wednesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm (Resettlement Team)

Thursday: 9.30am - 4.30pm (Resettlement Team)

Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm (Resettlement Team)

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Lift to first floor.

Other information

Languages other than English: French and Spanish.

Charity number: 1093710

Year established: 1978

Staffing: 28 staff, volunteers.

Public transport: Finsbury Park tube and train station. Buses 4, 19, 29, 106, 153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7.

Record last checked: 13 May 2024


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