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What will the next Government do about immigration detention?

What will the next Government do about immigration detention?  Who is going to be your next MP?  Ask your parliamentary candidates if they agree it’s #Time4aTimeLimit! The General Election is going to take place on 8 June 2017. This is an opportunity to ask those who are standing in this election [...]

Westminister Hall debate on Detention of Vulnerable Persons 14 March 2017

11 April 2017 At the last Quarterly Meeting of the Detention Forum in April 2017, we had a chance to reflect on the recent Westminster Hall debate on Detention of Vulnerable Persons, led by Anne McLaughlin MP (SNP) on 14 March 2017.   https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/841260801986031616 So what did we do for [...]

Long-term detention of migrants remains unaddressed at Brook House detention centre

10 March 2017 (updated at 11:40am 10 March 2017) In the report published today, the Prison Inspector urges the Home Office to take a ‘remedial action’ to address continuing long-term immigration detention of migrants, after finding a number of cases of excessive detention at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre. During [...]

What do these immigration detention statistics tell us?

What do these immigration detention statistics tell us? 24 February 2017 The immigration detention statistics published yesterday show no sign that significant and coherent detention reform is being implemented by the Home Office. The two recent major inquiries into the state of immigration detention called for a complete overhaul of the [...]

Detention Forum statement – the death at Morton Hall detention centre

Detention Forum statement - the death at Morton Hall detention centre 16 January 2017 We are saddened by yet another death in immigration detention last week in Morton Hall detention centre in Lincolnshire.  It has been reported by the Guardian newspaper that a young detained Polish man took his own life, leaving [...]

Unlocking Detention 2016 ended, but our work continues

Unlocking Detention 2016 ended, but our work continues  5 Jan 2017 A long three-month marathon of #unlocked16 ended on International Migrants Day, 18 December 2016.  The Detention Forum’s flagship project, Unlocking Detention, is a virtual tour of the UK’s detention estate.  This project started in 2014, and this was our [...]

Another 100 beds at Gatwick site: expansion by stealth?

18 August 2016 In Stephen Shaw’s substantive review of detention earlier this year, it did not go unnoticed that the scale of immigration detention in the UK had increased without any strategic plan, or statement of purpose. He commented that ‘the use of detention is determined on a direct one [...]