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Immigration detention is not the answer, for anyone.

People are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.

It is harmful and expensive. It robs people of their dignity, spirit and lives.

This can’t go on.

We are working towards an immigration system that is based on humanity, compassion and fairness.

To begin this process of change and to reduce detention, we are calling for:

Community-based alternatives to detention that respect rights can minimise the use of detention, reducing costs and helping people to live with dignity in the community while going through the immigration process.


Campsfield Detention Centre to close in May 2019

Image courtesy of Campaign to Close Campsfield The Home Office announced today that Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019, as part of the detention reform programme announced by the Home Secretary in July 2018 in response to [...]

Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales’ campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 days – [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Echoing one of our 'asks' for judicial oversight of detention decisions. Just one of the steps that must be taken towards a fairer, more humane immigration system. Read more about the changes we want to see.


A huge congratulations and thank you to our incredible Hackney Half heroes who ran today and raised over £3,000 for our vital work!

The harm of indefinite #detention seeps through individual lives and poisons our communities. It's time to #EndIndefiniteDetention

Some of our Life After Detention group, communicating how they feel about their experiences.

ALL conversations about immigration detention in the UK should highlight the voices of those with experience.

@FreedVoices @Mishka_anonym @MakDarko @MigrantVoiceUK & many more!

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