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

Entangled in Harmondsworth

November 9, 2016 unlocked 0

By Silvia Maritati, Advocacy Coordinator at Detention Action.   “People detained under the Immigration Act powers are unique among the prison population in that their future is entirely uncertain…The degree of uncertainty which is facing Read More

A footnote on Harmondsworth

November 6, 2016 unlocked 0

As told by ‘K’.  Footnotes by Ciara Bottomley of Detention Action. The first time I was detained was in 2010. (See below: 1) I was in Harmondsworth then too. The centre was the same then as Read More

Unlocking Detention: a week at Harmondsworth

October 30, 2015 UnD 0

This week, Unlocking Detention visited Harmondsworth detention centre near Heathrow airport.  Harmondsworth is not only the biggest detention centre (immigration removal centre) in the UK, but also in Europe.  Catch with all our tweets – Read More

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