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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

A matter of fact?

The Home Office’s presentation of the facts about immigration detention is open to question This blog comes from Detention Forum volunteer Gareth, who tweets at @garethglynn. The image is from @Carcazan.  Hot on the heels of the Windrush scandal, [...]

Join the Detention Forum team! Call for social media volunteers

Social media volunteers needed!  Deadline 9 April 2019 We are looking for a couple of enthusiastic and curious volunteers who have a deep interest in and commitment to challenging immigration detention and can help us increase our social media presence. This social [...]

Latest detention statistics: Much room for improvement

Last week, the Home Office published its latest immigration statistics. https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/1101524017373163521 As Scottish Detainee Visitors point out, there are some reasons for optimism. True to its promise, the Home Office has made significant progress in decreasing the number of [...]

Lord Ramsbotham named as fifth ‘Detention Forum Champion’

Lord Ramsbotham, former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and a crossbench peer, has been named Detention Forum Champion in recognition of his ongoing work on detention reform. Lord Ramsbotham joins Labour’s Paul Blomfield MP, SNP Stuart McDonald MP, [...]

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#Unlocked

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Welcome to twitter to our members Larne House Visitors Group @LHVG3 supporting people in #detention in Larne, Co. Antrim #humanrights #migrantsrights #time4atimelimit #volunteering

"Fireflies in pitch-black nights"

"Tiny glimmers of hopes can do wonders to people passing their darkest days, and I know that people in detention will find positive messages of solidarity heartening and encouraging": https://t.co/TySRHnpqxQ

#time4atimelimit

https://t.co/QoarjflFHg

Bail Observation Project’s new report shows that the Home Office’s policy on accommodation for bail applicants “doesn’t work” & results in detention “being unlawfully used as accommodation”.

We agree.

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