Verne closes, Shaw looms

October 18, 2017 unlocked 2

Detention Action has been running advice surgeries every month at the Verne detention centre, which is set to close at the end of this year.  Jerome Phelps, Director of Detention Action, considers what our next Read More

Week 2 of #Unlocked16: The Verne

October 23, 2016 unlocked 0

This week, Unlocking Detention visited The Verne, perhaps the most isolated of the UK’s detention centres. The Verne opened as a detention centre (“immigration removal centre”) in 2014, and has 580 bed spaces.  Only men Read More

Visiting the Verne detention centre

October 29, 2015 unlocked 0

We asked members of the Verne Visitors group to share their thoughts and experiences on visiting people at the Verne.  We were interested to hear what led them to start visiting, what they discovered when Read More

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