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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.


Will the new Minister listen to us?

Will the new Minister listen to us and work with us to change this immigration detention system? https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/948509351760875522 While 2017 ended with a welcome news of the closure of the Verne detention centre, 2018 opened with a change [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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The changes we want to see: -

— A time limit on detention
— Ending the detention of vulnerable people
— Improving judicial oversight of detention



The relevance of The UN Convention against Torture (CAT) within UK law and how it can be used in holding the Government to account. #Time4aTimeLimit Detention of vulnerable people/children increases mental health.


How you can take action to help end immigration detention. Detention is not the answer. Take action. It's #Time4aTimeLimit

Bridget Walker speaks of her experiences protesting outside Campsfield Detention Centre - 14.00 -


MP's responses to Sajid Javid's statement on Shaw's Review 2.0

Diane Abbott says 'Yarl’s Wood currently costs £10 million a year? That money would be better spent on giving support...to help these vulnerable women...we need care for their mental health.'


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