The Importance of Being With

November 30, 2017 unlocked 0

Beatrice Grasso is Detention Outreach Manager at Jesuit Refugee Service UK where, with volunteers, she supports many detained in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres. In this blog, she explains how their mission “Accompany, Serve and Read More

If I am ever detained

November 9, 2017 unlocked 1

There is understandably huge interest in knowing what immigration detention centres look like: barbed wire and prohibition of cameras inside the centres increase people’s curiosity.  But can you see the impact of immigration detention with Read More

Remembering My First Time

October 26, 2017 unlocked 0

Though no official survey exists, UK is one of the few countries around the world where each detention centre has a dedicated visitor’s group, in addition to other groups who visit formally and informally multiple Read More

I’ll never forget . . .

December 4, 2016 unlocked 0

Scottish Detainee Visitors asked their volunteer visitors to write a few sentences about a memorable experience they had while volunteering with them – visiting people detained in Dungavel detention centre.  They asked them to start Read More

journey to Yarl's Wood

Journey to Yarl’s Wood – video

November 24, 2016 unlocked 0

A must watch video – raw, direct and human – on visiting Yarl’s Wood. Take a journey with Sarah Cope, a volunteer visitor with Yarl’s Wood Befrienders, as she visits the detention centre. 

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