April 16, US citizen Fanta Darboe Jawara, in Gambia for a family reunion, was waiting for a taxi ride home from her bank. Today, after eight months in Mile 2 Central Prison, she is under house arrest. Her family wants her home now! Fanta Jawara is just one of several prisoners the Richardson Center for Global
Engagement is trying to reunite with their families. The Center maintains an active prisoner and hostage program that seeks to support the families of prisoners and hostages through the direct advocacy with the US and foreign governments , conducting public awareness
campaigns, and stakeholder engagement. Governor Richardson and his team work directly with families, organizations, and world leaders to mediate prisoner releases in areas of the world where others refuse to negotiate.