Unlocking Detention – Virtual tour of the UK detention estate
You are cordially invited to the tour of the UK detention estate – on social media!
Guided by the members of the Detention Forum and others, the tour, ‘Unlocking Detention’, will be visiting all detention centres in the UK. These centres are geographically and physically hard to access, and few people have been inside them. In those hidden centres and prisons, people are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.
The tour will ‘unlock’ the gates of these places of detention and so that we can take a hard look at them.
The first Unlocking Detention tour took place in 2014, using the light blue banner you can see below. Last year, we used the orange banner that you see above. This year’s tour will start in October 2016. Watch this space.
If you have direct experience of detention, are supporting or working with people in detention or have anything you want to say about detention, we’d like you to take part too. Please follow and tweet us at @DetentionForum now or during the tour or get in touch with us, if you are interested in taking part.
For more information, visit www.unlocked.org.uk. You will see many blogs pieces form the previous years. Do you have any reports, information, testimonies, art pieces or photos that you want share during the tour? If so, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Detention Forum team
This orange logo is from Unlocking Detention 2015.
See below for our first logo from the 2014 tour.