Immigration Detention Dispatch – 1 March 2017

“Exceptional” student narrowly escapes deportation from Yarl’s Wood 

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

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What the UK party manifestos say about prisons in their own words

British politicians’ plans for prisons in the run-up to the general election. 

UKIP mentions prisons most in its 2015 manifesto while the SNP has only one reference. Source: Prison Watch UK

UKIP mentions prisons most in its 2015 manifesto while the SNP has only one reference. Source: Prison Watch UK

 

Is UKIP the party most concerned about British prisons? The right-wing party mentions prisons or prisoners more than any other large UK political party in its 2015 manifesto as the chart above shows. But of course it’s all about context.

Here is exactly what the parties say they will do after the upcoming general election in their own words. We will leave it to you to decide whether to believe them or not.

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