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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.


Join our team! Social media volunteers needed

Social media volunteers needed!  Deadline 10 September 2018 We are looking for enthusiastic and curious volunteers who have a deep interest in and commitment to challenging immigration detention and promoting migrants' rights, and can help us increase our social media presence. This [...]

Detention reform: Shaw’s progress review in context

Stephen Shaw’s follow up review on the UK’s immigration detention system – Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons – was published on 24 July 2018. This was intended as [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

Go to the Unlocked website

Get in touch

The @ESRC "Banished behind bars: Detention in the UK", invites NGOs, charities, policymakers and human rights activists to come together and discuss how we can work to overcome barriers and conduct effective ethical research on detention. 8th Nov, London: https://t.co/XWWyVfcYbQ

Jesuit Refugee Service have written a report on Survivors of Trafficking in Immigration, highlighting the inhumane detention of survivors and the need for an overhaul of the system.

Read their full report here: https://t.co/SYLyZ9Yw7k

"You can but wonder at the sheer courage and dignity of the human spirit that can sustain a person in the face of this much injustice."

Sarah Teather from Jesuit Refugee Service UK on ending the indefinite detention of immigrants.

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