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The closure of the Verne detention centre – our response

In a letter to key stakeholders, the Home Office has today announced the closure of The Verne Immigration Removal Centre.  It is understood that the centre will be closed at the end of 2017 as ‘part of wider operational planning around the detention estate’ and will be re-purposed back into [...]

Growing support for detention reform – where next?

Following the death of a Chinese person at Dungavel in Scotland and the Panorama documentary on Brook House near Gatwick Airport, immigration detention is yet again under intense scrutiny. At the Labour party conference in Brighton, a number of campaigners and supporters have been speaking to politicians and other conference attendees about the need [...]

Join our volunteer team! Social media volunteers needed.

Social media volunteers needed!  Deadline 2 October 2017 We are looking for one to two (or maybe three) enthusiastic and curious volunteers who have a deep interest in and commitment to migrants rights movement and challenging immigration detention and can help us increase our social media presence. This social media role includes tasks such as: [...]

Our response to Brook House G4S staff abuse allegations

1 September 2017 The Detention Forum statement in response to the news of G4S suspending its staff as part of abuse investigation. 'We welcome the news that G4S has suspended nine staff members who are being investigated over allegations of abuse. We understand that this action was triggered by BBC [...]

Have you read the latest CPT factsheet on Immigration Detention?

Have you read the latest CPT factsheet on Immigration Detention?  In March 2017, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published a useful factsheet on immigration detention.  Its secretariat forms part of the Council of Europe (which is sometimes confused with [...]