Get to Know Charities: Voice for Prisoners

Voice for Prisoners (VFP) supports prisoners in Hong Kong to overcome the many challenges faced behind bars, providing humanitarian aid and assistance through various prison programmes including advancing education, prison visitations, mailing and, in certain limited circumstances, case assistance.

VFP’s partial funding of a weekly English language radio program which enables prisoners and their families to phone in requests to read letters, play music and exchange messages is a creative workaround of the otherwise strict 10-minute per month phone call allowed to prisoners. 

Through the use of social media and publicity campaigns, VFP has also successfully raised awareness of the severe consequences of drug trafficking into Hong Kong, particularly among vulnerable groups at risk of becoming drug mules.

However, the mission of helping prisoners in Hong Kong remains a taboo topic in many circles, making it extremely challenging to fundraise. 

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