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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.


Campsfield Detention Centre to close in May 2019

Image courtesy of Campaign to Close Campsfield The Home Office announced today that Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019, as part of the detention reform programme announced by the Home Secretary in July 2018 in response to [...]

Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales’ campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 days – [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Local short story writer David Constantine will read from his new collection, The Dressing-Up Box, plus his contribution to the latest Refugee Tales anthology, Refugee Tales III, alongside fellow contributor and novelist Patrick Gale. Entry £8: proceeds to @RefugeeOxford

Agree with @DetentionForum . Indefinite detention not just wastes lives, it can completely destroy lives. Essential we have #Time4aTimeLimit ASAP before more lives lost https://t.co/JDNnPqbOsc

@UKLGIG we can't allow for this to continue - if a time limit is in place, people will AT LEAST know they will leave. the cruelty will end. sign your name to make this happen. #time4atimelimit https://t.co/z2mgMjHswv

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