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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

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 – [...]

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention?

Image by @Carcazan Earlier today, Sir Stephen Shaw gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. I was half listening to the section of the session which touched on the issue of a time limit – I will [...]

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#Unlocked

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Get in touch

Last week we shared @AfterExpProject 's report on survivors of trafficking in #detention which included very concerning findings about the Home Office's data transparency. You can find the report here https://t.co/gu0JejLqcf

Are you interested in visiting people in #detention or helping to organise support? @sdetsup have a training day on 4th August but you will need to reserve a place (you don't have to be a SOAS student to get involved)
https://t.co/UQCXMxXi6k

Radical reform of immigration #detention in the UK is necessary to uphold human rights and protect civil liberties. These fundamental changes are the priority

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