Created in 1995 from Abidjan, PRisonniers Sans Frontières has a mission to contribute to the effective implementation of human rights
, enshrined in the Universal Declaration and to undertake any action aimed at the humanization of prisons providing detainees with moral and material assistance and reintegration after release.
PRSF's activity has gradually spread to 7 West African countries (Benin, Burina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Togo).
PRSF brings together men and women who want to:
provide moral and material support to all detainees of all nationalities, ethnicities and denominations;
to improve living conditions in detention;
to advance the democratic through the presence of civil society in the prison world.
PRSF interventions result in:
a presence and listening to all detainees without discrimination;
answers to their main concerns;
the rehailitation of existing infrastructures and the creation of essential but often non-existent equipment: infirmary, kitchen, workshops, grain mill, etc .;
the animation of groups of prisoners through the organization of sports or socio-cultural activities.
a network of more than 400 African volunteer volunteers organized in field teams around the 83 prisons where PRSF intervenes a team regularly visits the detainees and manages the activity budget sent by PRSF to improve the daily life of the prison;
one or more volunteer national coordinators in each country to animate the field teams;
about 30 volunteers in France, including country leaders who visit the field twice a year to coordinate action;
two employees in Paris.