Immigration Detention Dispatch – 16 March 2017

Average length of stay in Brook House removal centre rises as some “held for years”

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 18 January 2017

Third immigration detention death in six weeks as report finds mental health services “patchy”

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 23 November 2016

TB scare at Yarl’s Wood and film crew gets invite to detention island

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 26 October 2016

Calais children detention and food hygiene failures

More of the last fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate.

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Children in prison in England & Wales suffer state-sanctioned abuse

New report on restraint, segregation & strip searching of children in prison

Source: Howard League for Penal Reform

Source: Howard League for Penal Reform

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Child prisoners in England & Wales are subject to unlawful restraint, extended solitary confinement and random strip-searches according to a new report by the Howard League for Penal Reform

The Carlile Inquiry 10 years on says that the “illegal, systemic, physical abuse of children, sanctioned by the state” continues a decade after an independent inquiry by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC called for reforms. Read the rest of this entry »


Will this private US company run children’s prisons better than G4S?

MTCNovo’s US prison record under the spotlight

Source: theblackletter.com.au

Source: theblackletter.com.au

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“horror as should be unrealised anywhere in the civilised world”.  This is how one US judge described an MTCNovo run prison. MTCNovo won a contract to run Rainsbrook STC in September 2015.

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What you need to know about BBC’s Panorama on G4S bullying young offenders

Company’s staff accused of abusing young offenders and falsifying reports to avoid fines

Kent Police are not investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

Kent Police are investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

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G4S has been accused of abusing young offenders under its care and falsifying reports to avoid fines in a BBC Panorama undercover investigation.

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