About Locked up in a foreign country

Locked Up in a Foreign Country was started in 2008 out of a necessity to bring awareness to all South Africans. For the purpose of legitimacy we are a registered Section 21 Company, officially known asLOCKED UP – 2nd CHANCES FOR SA’s INMATES  –  Section 21 Reg No: 2008/011461/08. This work is not done in…

Take Action!

How can I help? Appeals & our existing sponsors APPEALS PETITION: Please sign the petition. It costs nothing to sign. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION CELLULAR AIRTIME: Anyone who has access to cellular providers around the world who can assist us in getting pre-paid airtime to inmates who have cell phones. We need to find a way…

What happens when a Mule is caught?

In countries like Venezuela, Brazil and Columbia where drug trafficking is rife, the authorities have seen it all and heard it all. Trying to bullsh*t them about being set up, used as a decoy, framed, innocent, etc does NOT work and being a first-time-offender means nothing! In airports, bus stations, border posts and all other…

What is a DRUG MULE and WHY do people do this?

The transportation of illegal substances across most borders in the world is a criminal offence, that carries serious consequences. A “mule” is a person who transports drugs across international borders. The risks are extremely high, some countries carry the death penalty, jail sentences are lengthy and the prison conditions in countries where trafficking is common…

Your Embassy – The Shocking Truth!

This section of the Locked Up website has been somewhat neglected. While it is not in the interests of the families to create an undesireable state of affairs, the families and friends of South African Citizens locked up in foreign countries wishes to publically state that dealing with the SA Embassy and Foreign Office can…

The psychological impact of being Locked Up

Many prisoners are forced to undergo a unique set of psychological changes in order to survive the prison experience. Excerpts: At the very least, prison is painful, and incarcerated persons often suffer long-term consequences from having been subjected to pain, deprivation, and extremely atypical patterns and norms of living and interacting with others. And most people…

Why should we support these people?

The Great Moral Dilemma At the outset let’s be clear: WE AGREE that people who commit crimes should serve a prison term and this includes drug traffickers.  The majority of arrestees are first-time-offenders driven by the claws addiction. Most are addicts, often naive and ignorant. They are not pre-meditative psychopathic murderers and are ordinary people like you and…

Blow for SA inmates in jail abroad

In what could be seen as a major blow for South Africans serving prison sentences abroad, the Pretoria High Court yesterday rejected a mother’s plea for an order compelling the SA government to reconsider her request to enter into a prisoner transfer agreement to have her drug-smuggling son serve the remainder of his prison sentence…