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Immigration detention is not the answer, for anyone.

People are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.

It is harmful and expensive. It robs people of their dignity, spirit and lives.

This can’t go on.

We are working towards an immigration system that is based on humanity, compassion and fairness.

To begin this process of change and to reduce detention, we are calling for:

Community-based alternatives to detention that respect rights can minimise the use of detention, reducing costs and helping people to live with dignity in the community while going through the immigration process.


Campsfield Detention Centre to close in May 2019

The Home Office announced today that Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019, as part of the detention reform programme announced by the Home Secretary in July 2018 in response to the follow-up Shaw Review. You can [...]

Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales' campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

Go to the Unlocked website

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In December we gave Baroness Sally Hamwee a Detention Forum Champion award for her long-standing commitment to immigration #detention reform.


Cynthia, an expert-by-experience, on the lack of time limit in immigration #detention:
"Whenever they call you your mind jumps up and down because you don't know what they are going to tell you so it was just like that, like a suspense."

After our 2018 virtual tour of detention centres in #unlocked18, our attention now turns to the challenges of the coming year. Our aims are unchanged: a 28-day time limit, judicial oversight and an end to the detention of vulnerable people.

'Liberty Lost: Immigration Detention in the UK': free event (requires booking) with @DavidJonesHJT.

Jan 24th, 3-5pm at @BirkbeckUoL

#detention #time4atimelimit

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