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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

Growing support for detention reform – where next?

Following the death of a Chinese person at Dungavel in Scotland and the Panorama documentary on Brook House near Gatwick Airport, immigration detention is yet again under intense scrutiny. At the Labour party conference in Brighton, a number of campaigners [...]

Join our volunteer team! Social media volunteers needed.

Social media volunteers needed!  Deadline 2 October 2017 We are looking for one to two (or maybe three) enthusiastic and curious volunteers who have a deep interest in and commitment to migrants rights movement and challenging immigration detention and can help us increase [...]

Our response to Brook House G4S staff abuse allegations

1 September 2017 The Detention Forum statement in response to the news of G4S suspending its staff as part of abuse investigation. 'We welcome the news that G4S has suspended nine staff members who are being investigated over [...]

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#Unlocked17

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Thanks to everyone who participated in and shaped yesterday's BIG #Time4aTimeLimit meeting. Great discussions and so much energy. We hope you are taking your next/new step towards ending indefinite immigration #detention TODAY.

Great workshop this afternoon with @wallsmustfall on communicating with and engaging local communities to work to #EndIndefiniteDetention
#Time4aTimeLimit
@DetentionForum

@Sammy_G1988 talking through messaging around indefinite detention by reminding us that awareness of this issue is low. 12 months ago, I knew nothing about indefinite detention. Now know its #Time4aTimeLimit

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