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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.


Revisiting the first Shaw Review

As we wait with bated breath for the results of Stephen Shaw’s second review of immigration detention, it’s worth taking some time to revisit his first. A former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Shaw was commissioned by Theresa May [...]

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Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

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Welcome to twitter to our members Larne House Visitors Group @LHVG3 supporting people in #detention in Larne, Co. Antrim #humanrights #migrantsrights #time4atimelimit #volunteering

"Fireflies in pitch-black nights"

"Tiny glimmers of hopes can do wonders to people passing their darkest days, and I know that people in detention will find positive messages of solidarity heartening and encouraging": https://t.co/TySRHnpqxQ



Bail Observation Project’s new report shows that the Home Office’s policy on accommodation for bail applicants “doesn’t work” & results in detention “being unlawfully used as accommodation”.

We agree.

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