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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 [...]

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention?

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention? Earlier today, Sir Stephen Shaw gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. I was half listening to the section of the session which touched on the issue of [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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It feels important to wrap up this week's #Unlocked18 with this beautiful, poignant piece by @Mishka_anonym of @FreedVoices - an evocative glimpse into a life impacted by #detention: https://t.co/7Mux1dompS


UK’s human rights regulator calls for “clear separation” between immigration policies and healthcare https://t.co/ltwc4CD3hG

#Unlocked18 brings the reality of immigration detention starkly to life. This blog by Luke Butterly of @right_to_remain describes what it’s like to have to report weekly to the Home Office, sometimes miles and hours from your home.


And as if in a flash- Campsfield closes and the blot on our landscape is gone - although its sad and shocking legacy will not be as easy to erase. https://t.co/rZ68uNQFHb #Refugees #asylum #PrisonReform

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