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 – 10 November 2016

Councillors veto Dungavel replacement, frustrating Home Office plans

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Credit: Takver

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news

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Prisons in the press – 30 Sept 2016

Easier to get drugs than clothes or bedding in English prison

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

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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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Lords and MPs reach compromise on “Detention Reform” Immigration Bill

72 hour time limit for pregnant women and automatic bail hearings to become law

 

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Credit: Joe Gratz, Flickr

 

People detained in the UK’s Immigration Removal Centres will receive automatic bail hearings after four months of detention and pregnant women will normally be released after no more than 72 hours, once the UK’s immigration bill passes into law. The bill has left Parliament and is expected to receive Royal Assent in the next few days.

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MPs and Lords battle it out over detention issues in Immigration Bill

Lords stand firm on detention amendments

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UK House of Commons Chamber. Source: UK Parliament, Flickr

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The Lords have returned the UK immigration bill to the House of Commons for fresh debate after insisting on time limits and protection for pregnant women. 

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Interview: Yarl’s Wood whistleblower speaks out against ‘prison-like’ conditions

‘If I’m feeling like this, I know it’s wrong’

 

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Prison-like conditions and ‘predatory’ behaviour

In 2014, Noel Finn made headlines as the first member of staff in a UK immigration detention centre to blow the whistle to the press on poor conditions.

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Prisons in parliament

‘Equality of outcome is what we are looking for in the female prison estate’

HMP Holloway, source, Islington Gazette

HMP Holloway, Source Islington Gazette

Prisons in Parliament keeping you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What has been said and by whom? Find out here…

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