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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.


Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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What's the mental health impact of immigration #detention on people who've survived torture? Detention causes or worsens anxiety, depression, PTSD, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Read our blog for more info: https://t.co/muGOT5AAra

Does a larger #detention estate lead to greater success in removing people from the UK? Find the answer to this and other questions in our new blog on navigating detention statistics.


Nelson Mandela's words ring painfully true in the case of people held indefinitely in immigration #detention.


An analysis of the role of #detention in government migration policy from @CorpWatchUK finds that "there is no sign at all that [detention and other] #HostileEnvironment policies are having any deterrent impact" on migrants.


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