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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

The Verne

My first time visiting The Verne

September 30, 2015 unlocked 0

This piece is written by Rahwa Fessahaye, Advocacy Co-ordinator at Detention Action The first time I went to Verne IRC was in November 2014, a few weeks after I had returned from maternity leave. I was Read More

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