An ever-expanding detention estate: Make your voice heard

By Melanie Griffiths, academic and campaigner. The government has recently submitted plans to the Cherwell District Council for the major expansion of Campsfield House, an Immigration Removal Centre situated just outside Oxford. This is just the latest phase [...]

2022-10-06T08:52:00+00:00November 11th, 2014|

Campsfield week…

5 Oct to 11 Oct - the Unlocking Detention team looks back on the week they visited Campsfield, Oxfordshire. Unlocking Detention visited Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre just as the most controversial development was taking place in the area. Recently, [...]

2022-10-06T09:21:41+00:00October 24th, 2014|

What is it like being a local campaign group?

Campaign to Close Campsfield is a campaign group based in Oxford which has been calling for a closure of Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre for many years.  They are one of the members of the Detention Forum.  We [...]

2022-10-06T09:35:06+00:00October 8th, 2014|

Immigration detention in the media: Anarchy and ambivalence

This article by Melanie Griffiths originally appeared in Open Democracy's #unlocked series. Alongside calls for the reduction or ending of immigration detention, we must demand more balanced coverage from our media. Melanie Griffiths reports on two decades of [...]

2022-10-06T09:35:51+00:00October 7th, 2014|
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