China: in prison abroad

Information on the Chinese legal and prison systems for British prisoners, their family and friends.


China – Prisoner Pack


This guide aims to explain the legal and prison system to British Nationals who are imprisoned. You can also read about how to apply for a transfer back to a UK prison.

Published 19 March 2013
Last updated 17 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. The old email addresses of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou has been deleted.
  2. updated
  3. updated prisoner pack for China
  4. Updated
  5. Updated with new version
  6. First published.