Week 8: #Unlocked16 visits Colnbrook

December 4, 2016 unlocked 0

In this week of Unlocking Detention, we visited Colnbrook detention centre next to Heathrow airport (and the high-security neighbour of Harmondsworth). This week in #Unlocked16, we visited Colnbrook, the detention centre with highest security level Read More

‘A prison in all but name’

November 28, 2016 unlocked 0

Nine months on from the death of Amir Siman Tov in Colnbrook IRC, Michael Goldin reflects on the man he knew.  Michael is an alumni of the René Cassin Fellowship Programme who previously worked for Read More

Colnbrook, by post

November 27, 2016 unlocked 1

This year, the theme of Unlocking Detention is ‘friends and families’ – we’re specifically focusing on the often unreported, or buried, ‘ripple effect’ of indefinite detention and the way this experience can have tragic consequences beyond Read More

Week 5: #Unlocked16 visits Harmondsworth

November 13, 2016 unlocked 0

There’s been lots of engagement with #Unlocked16 this week, as we visited the UK’s largest detention centre.  Harmondsworth can hold up to 676 people, all men.  Opened as a purpose-built detention centre in 2000, Harmondsworth Read More

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