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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.

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Detention reform: Shaw’s progress review in context

Stephen Shaw’s follow up review on the UK’s immigration detention system – Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons – was published on 24 July 2018. This was intended as a [...]

The wait is over: The second Shaw Review is finally published

In this guest blog, originally published by Scottish Detainee Visitors, SDV director, Kate Alexander, takes a look at the follow up to 2016’s Shaw Review and presents an overview of its findings. Last week the Government finally published Sir [...]

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Michael lost 2 and a half years of his life to immigration detention. To him this was a form of mental torture. Detention works for nobody.

#EndIndefiniteDetention
#Time4aTimeLimit

https://t.co/RZMpJjViqr

Peers asked the UK government how they have responded to the controversial US policy of large scale migrant and child immigration #detention. Given the UK's policy of indefinite immigration #detention, it's not clear what the UK can say to the USA...

https://t.co/a3UHBK3RFY

Following revelations by @4refugeewomen and @AfterExpProject about survivors of trafficking in immigration #detention, Shadow Home Secretary @HackneyAbbott has tabled an urgent parliamentary question calling on the Home Secretary to make a statement (1/?)

Absolutely agree with @DesmondSwayne when he tells @HouseofCommons "what is particularly terrible about immigration detention is the indeterminate nature". @RedCrossPolicy research highlighted the impact of this and recommended there should be a 28-day time limit #Time4aTimeLimit

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