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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.

News

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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#Unlocked17

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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ICYMI - Caroline Lucas just accused the government of “psychological torture”

https://t.co/kuU1WDre9g

#Time4aTimeLimit

RT @Right_to_Remain - Detention experts-by-experience #FreedVoices react to the Immigration Minister's recent appearance at @CommonsHomeAffs #detention inquiry, Gogglebox-style: https://t.co/AeI0CBPtYO

"We can quite safely say that the impact of #immigration detention on children is huge." And that's when parents are held in #detention. #DetentionCenters

https://t.co/3o6PnM0zxO

In case you missed it the first time! #FreedVoices #detention

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