Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Letter to Harmondsworth

This letter was written by Shariff who was detained in Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre. Dear Harmondsworth IRC, I know you are very busy at the moment but I have a few questions about the three months you held [...]

2022-10-06T09:15:00+00:00October 28th, 2014|

Interrupting the implacable: Fighting the Detained Fast Track

This piece by Jerome Phelps first appeared in openDemocracy on 27 October 2014.  Jerome is the Director of Detention Action. The UK Court of Appeal will hear an appeal this week over the lawfulness of automatically detaining asylum [...]

2022-10-06T09:17:42+00:00October 27th, 2014|

Handfast: A poem for Isa Muazu

Handfast For Isa Muazu by E. E. Jones Think of his starved hand Reaching for England As they stretchered him Towards the exit: his small wrist Helpless in the terminal Darkness, and his thin fingers, Through which Justice [...]

2022-10-06T09:18:59+00:00October 27th, 2014|

Brook House week…

12 to 18 Oct - the Unlocking Detention team looks back on the week they visited Brook House detention centre, near Gatwick Airport. Unlocking Detention visited Brook House Immigration Removal Centre, near Gatwick Airport.  This centre and another one nearby [...]

2022-10-06T09:20:10+00:00October 24th, 2014|

Campsfield week…

5 Oct to 11 Oct - the Unlocking Detention team looks back on the week they visited Campsfield, Oxfordshire. Unlocking Detention visited Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre just as the most controversial development was taking place in the area. Recently, [...]

2022-10-06T09:21:41+00:00October 24th, 2014|

Haslar week…

28 Sep to 4 Oct - the Unlocking Detention team looks back on the week when the tour visited Haslar Immigration Removal Centre in Portsmouth. After looking at the Short Term Holding Centres and prisons which are used for [...]

2022-10-06T09:22:39+00:00October 23rd, 2014|

Reporting Morton Hall: The media “myth”

Bridget Walker is an active member of the Detention Forum and works with a number of NGOs. She shares her personal reflection on the way the media keeps the myth of "dangerous foreigners" alive. ‘The death was used as [...]

2022-10-06T09:25:02+00:00October 21st, 2014|

Helping the Other: Particular experiences, universal outlooks

This article by Shauna Leven and Sam Grant was published as part of Unlocking Detention series on Open Democracy.   London’s synagogues have set up drop-in centres for destitute asylum seekers and are campaigning to end immigration detention. [...]

2022-10-06T09:25:52+00:00October 20th, 2014|

Voices from Morton Hall

In this blog post, two people currently detained in Morton Hall detention centre tell Leeds No Borders about their experiences. ''From 8pm til 8am we are locked up ... Phone signal is really bad so no one can [...]

2022-10-06T09:27:47+00:00October 20th, 2014|
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