UK immigration detention centres mapped

Where are they, how big are they and who runs them?

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

Some of the many refugees seeking safety in Europe may one day find themselves unfortunate enough to be locked in a UK immigration detention centre. But where are these centres and how many people do they hold?

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Prisons in Parliament – 28th September

Legal aid and voting rights: the big debates coming up next month

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Parliament is in recess, so this week we bring you a calendar of dates for your political diary.

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Thursday 15 October:

  1.  The ninth report from the Justice Committee on Prisons: planning and policies is up for debate. This is the first major inquiry on prisons planning and policies in this Parliament. The impact of the Government’s programme of reforms and efficiency savings across the prison estate will come under scrutiny. Definitely one to watch out for.
  2. Legal aid is on the agenda. The eighth report from the Justice Committee on the impact of changes to civil legal aid under part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 The impact of spending cuts to the legal aid budget will be discussed.

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Friday 30 October:

  1. Convicted Prisoners Voting Bill. This is the Bill’s second reading. It is a Bill to make provision for rules relating to the exclusion of convicted prisoners from participation in Parliamentary and Local Elections.

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The house will next sit on 12 October. 


Prisons in the press – 25 September

Deaths, protests and illegal sound recordings

A ground breaking prosecution for musical inmates this week. Image: Global Panorama

A ground breaking prosecution for musical inmates this week. Image: Global Panorama

Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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How many more deaths will it take

The treatment of female prisoners has seen some improvements, but women are still dying

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Shackling women rarely works, writes Eric Allison. Photograph: Steven Depolo

There is not much sunshine in my working life. Writing about prisons doesn’t give one a lot to smile about. Read the rest of this entry »


Prisons in Parliament – 21 September

Education, reoffending and dental hygiene: some teething topics up for debate

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Prisons in Parliament is back! Bringing you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What’s been said? And by whom? Find out here…

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Prisons in the press – 18 September

Guards dump a body in a van, healthcare for sex offenders ‘inadequate’

the verne IMB report

The latest Immigration Removal Centre made a splash this week.

Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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Prisons in the Press – 11 September

Officers rushed to hospital and the Prince is sent to prison

Prince William sent to ... Image: UK Parliament

Royal sent to HMP Highpoint South. Image: UK Parliament

Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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