Going Behind the Walls

November 16, 2017 unlocked 4

Located on the Isle of Portland, off Weymouth in Dorset, the Verne epitomises the Government’s ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to detention. In this blog, Ruth Jacobson of the Verne Visitors Group describes Read More

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

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