China: in prison abroad

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


Information for British prisoners in China

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Explains how to:

  • arrange visits
  • send money to a prisoner
  • apply for a transfer to a UK prison

See also help if you’re arrested abroad.

Published 19 March 2013
Last updated 28 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated Information for British prisoners in China

  2. Updated Information Pack for British Prisoners in China - July 2021

  3. The old email addresses of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou has been deleted.

  4. updated

  5. updated prisoner pack for China

  6. Updated

  7. Updated with new version

  8. First published.