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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.


Will the new Minister listen to us?

Will the new Minister listen to us and work with us to change this immigration detention system? https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/948509351760875522 While 2017 ended with a welcome news of the closure of the Verne detention centre, 2018 opened with a change [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Have we become ‘comfortably numb’? #Unlocked18’s dissection of the language of immigration detention brings us all up short.


It feels important to wrap up this week's #Unlocked18 with this beautiful, poignant piece by @Mishka_anonym of @FreedVoices - an evocative glimpse into a life impacted by #detention: https://t.co/7Mux1dompS


UK’s human rights regulator calls for “clear separation” between immigration policies and healthcare https://t.co/ltwc4CD3hG

#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.


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