Author: Pauline Crowe, OBE is Chief Executive of Prisoners Abroad
Writing this the day after our Supreme Court has underlined the rule of law in the UK and we remain in a situation of confusion as to our future relationship with Europe, focusing on British citizens in prison there reveals what is for the majority of my countrymen, a completely unknown part of our interaction with Europe.
The stark bareness of the numbers portrays the emotional upset and suffering that any criminal act can create not just for the victim but the wider circle of family and friends of both sides. However, what we do see from the figures is a reflection of some of the momentous changes that have taken place across the world in recent years.
Supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union