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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.


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 [...]

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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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