The PrisonWatch foundation has been established to watch over foreign nationals. The mission of PrisonWatch is to make a human connection with those detained abroad and to create awareness about their situation.
By visiting them we can contribute to inclusiveness for those who are excluded. By doing so PrisonWatch likes to contribute to a humane, inclusive and fair society.
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FOREIGN NATIONAL PRISONERS
Our fellow citizens are detained practically everywhere in the world, and in large numbers. Worldwide over half a million foreign nationals are in prison. They encounter multiple difficulties in daily prison life as a result of their foreign status, language difficulties and distance from their loved ones. They are often socially excluded and are unable to exercise their rights. In a way, they are doubly socially excluded: from society and within the prison. In practice, they hardly receive any visitors.
NUMBER OF FOREIGN NATIONAL PRISONERS PER COUNTRY
Source: World Prison Brief, 2020