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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.


Detention oversight: Submitting evidence to a Select Committee

Over the past few years, immigration detention has been the focus of increasing government and parliamentary scrutiny. This year, Stephen Shaw published his follow-up review into welfare in detention, and inquiries were launched by the Home Affairs Committee [...]

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

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#Unlocked18 brings the reality of immigration detention starkly to life. This blog by Luke Butterly of @right_to_remain describes what it’s like to have to report weekly to the Home Office, sometimes miles and hours from your home.


And as if in a flash- Campsfield closes and the blot on our landscape is gone - although its sad and shocking legacy will not be as easy to erase. https://t.co/rZ68uNQFHb #Refugees #asylum #PrisonReform

Wow, a good news story!!! Campaigned for this back in 1990s cos I worked at local secondary school - we were teaching #HumanRights with this appalling place in our catchment! #RefugeesWelcome
Campsfield House immigration detention centre closes - BBC News https://t.co/eaSMvhomLF

'Because of detention | In spite of detention' - 4 years 8 months; 1,709 days; "41,000 hours of life"

The Life After Detention group write about their experience here: https://t.co/vDgMcw8TOf #Unlocked18 #Dungavel #Time4ATimeLimit

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