Our friends at BID have just published a really informative report on the difficulties people detained in prison have when they try to access justice. Their new research documents the multiple and intersecting barriers to justice faced by people detained under immigration powers in prison. The research is based on questionnaires filled out by individuals detained in prisons under immigration powers.
Their key findings include:
70% of participants do not have a legal representative for their immigration case.
89% of participants described, in their own words, the difficulties they had faced accessing justice while detained in prisons under immigration powers.
74% of participants were locked in their cell for 22-24 hours per day.
Do take a look at this important new report!