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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

Image courtesy of Campaign to Close Campsfield 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 [...]

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 days – [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Many of us are enjoying the long weekend and (hopefully) nice weather! But, sadly, thousands of people will spend it held in places like this, across the uk, with no idea how long they'll be held for.

It's time to #EndIndefiniteDetention

It's #Time4aTimeLimit

Almost every day, a person in a UK immigration #detention centre is admitted to hospital. Our FOI to the Home Office confirmed what we knew, but how much do you know about detention in the UK? #StopDetainingSurvivors
Get yourself up to speed with our blog:https://t.co/VayXPVQ4bj

The latest report from @HMIPrisonsnews on Colnbrook IRC had some concerning points about the situation inside. Once again, the report repeated it is #Time4aTimeLimit to end indefinite detention.

You can read the rest of the report here: https://t.co/08jdgr2tKm

TW: suicide, self harm.

An FOI request from @FreefromTorture shows that 541 people in immigration detention were on suicide watch last year. Michael, an expert by experience, discusses how his mental health suffered in the long term even once he was released. #Time4aTimeLimit

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