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When hope is in short supply

Collaboration is all the rage, particularly among groups and charitable foundations who are looking for the magic solution that can achieve social justice – but what does it mean? How do we recognise and address cultural differences which [...]

2022-10-05T11:21:30+00:00November 19th, 2019|

Impressions of Morton Hall 

Morton Hall immigration detention centre is one of the lesser known centres. This blog shares some of the impressions of this particular detention centre which are hard to capture by simply reading monitoring reports.  Ali McGinely is Director [...]

2022-10-05T11:23:15+00:00November 18th, 2019|

My detention clothes

Safiyyah (not her real name) has lived in the UK with her family over ten years. She explains how she was suddenly detained with her sister at a reporting centre, then taken to Sahara Unit in Harmondsworth detention [...]

2022-10-05T11:24:36+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Let’s talk about Tinsley House

While Brook House immigration detention centre has achieved a certain level of notoriety after an investigative BBC Panorama documentary hit the news in 2017, a nearby centre, Tinsley House, is hardly talked about. Mishka, one of the Detention [...]

2022-10-05T11:25:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|

Welcome to this year’s Unlocking Detention!

In this, our sixth year, many of you will already be familiar with Unlocking Detention. But by way of introduction for newcomers, Unlocking Detention is a ‘virtual tour’ of the UK’s vast immigration detention estate. Using Twitter, Facebook [...]

2022-10-05T11:26:12+00:00November 11th, 2019|

In Three Words

Can you describe immigration detention in three words? As part of Unlocking Detention 2019, #Unlocked19, we are asking people to take part in ‘In Three Words’ action to unlock the gates of immigration detention centres. This is an opportunity to [...]

2022-10-05T11:27:03+00:00November 3rd, 2019|

Week 8: #Unlocked18 visits Dungavel

During week 8, the final full week of Unlocking Detention 2018, we visited Dungavel IRC, in Scotland. Dungavel is very isolated: more than 30 miles from Glasgow, 14 miles from the nearest train station, 6 miles from the [...]

2022-10-05T11:28:23+00:00February 18th, 2019|
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