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 – 7 December 2016

Murder inquiry into Colnbrook death as Home Office records 109 suicide attempts in 3 months

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

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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 12 Oct 2016

Home Office announces plans for new Scottish detention centre

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Our brand new Immigration Detention Dispatch brings you the key articles from the past fortnight to keep you up-to-date on British immigration detention news.

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Smoke cannons and balloons let off outside Holloway Prison in feminist protest

But ministry of Justice defends its prison and probation spending

Sisters uncut demo credit Jade Jackman

‘Black lives matter and the lives of all women matter’ Photo: Jade Jackman

Feminist protesters let off balloons outside HMP Holloway yesterday to commemorate the 77 women who have died in prison in the last 10 years.

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Campaigners to protest ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ incarceration outside Holloway

The ‘violent institutional oppression’ of women and minorities

Sisters Uncut Yarls Wood protest credit Levi Lawrence

Protest: Sisters Uncut outside immigration detention centre Yarls Wood, which holds mainly women

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Campaigners against female incarceration are to stage a demonstration tonight outside Holloway Prison, where Sarah Reed died in January this year.

The protest outside Western Europe’s largest women’s prison has been organised by Sisters Uncut, a direct action group formed in 2014 that protests violence against women.

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Joint enterprise: more than 10,000 people ask PM David Cameron to reform unjust law

Families of prisoners march to 10 Downing Street to make their voices heard

JENGBA Joint enterprise free the innocent

JENGBA campaigners make their voices heard – Photo by @benjameslucas

 

Over 100 people marched to Downing street yesterday to hand in a petition with over 10,000 signatories that called for the end of joint enterprise law.

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