Monthly Archives: September 2015

My first time visiting The Verne

This piece is written by Rahwa Fessahaye, Advocacy Co-ordinator at Detention Action The first time I went to Verne IRC was in November 2014, a few weeks after I had returned from maternity leave. I was curious to see [...]

2022-10-05T20:40:13+00:00September 30th, 2015|

The Verne IRC: detention on your doorstep

As well as shining a spotlight on the very specific physical sites of detention which make up the UK's detention estate, 'Unlocking Detention' is also about highlighting the ways in which detention impacts communities outside. With this week's focus on [...]

2022-10-05T20:41:03+00:00September 29th, 2015|

Prison under immigration powers: A plane crash

These piece was written anonymously for #Unlocked15 by a member of the Freed Voices group - a group of experts-by-experience who are dedicated to speaking out about the realities of detention in the UK and campaigning for detention [...]

2022-10-05T20:42:44+00:00September 21st, 2015|

‘Detention is everywhere’

This is a write-up of the Right to Remain annual conference which took place on 5th September 2015, which originally appeared on their website. While #unlocked15 'visits' physical places of immigration detention, let's not forget 'detention is everywhere'. [...]

2022-10-05T20:44:14+00:00September 21st, 2015|

How did Unlocking Detention start?

Welcome back to the Unlocking Detention tour. This year’s hashtag is #unlocked15, and we look forward to making new friends and opening more people’s eyes to the reality of immigration detention in the UK. For those who are [...]

2022-10-05T20:55:14+00:00September 20th, 2015|
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