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 – 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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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 – 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 – 10 November 2016

Councillors veto Dungavel replacement, frustrating Home Office plans

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Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news

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Safety and respect lacking across detention estate says HMIP

Yarl’s Wood “cause for great concern” and vulnerable detainees at risk

 

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Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre remains “cause for great concern”, the UK’s largest detention centres lack safety and respect, and asylum seekers have been held in “unacceptable” conditions sleeping in dirty blankets on concrete floors, according to the annual report of Chief prisons inspector Peter Clarke, released last week.

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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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