This week, Unlocking Detention tour is ‘visiting’ Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedford. Boatemaa* was detained in Yarl’s Wood earlier this year. She was recently released from Yarl’s Wood, to continue with her asylum case, Read More
Week 7 of Unlocking Detention saw us virtually visit Yarl’s Wood detention centre, perhaps the best known of all the UK’s sites of detention. Opened in 2001 at a cost of £100 million, with an Read More
This week Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Yarl’s Wood detention centre – perhaps the best known of all the UK’s sites of detention, and which will once again be the site of protest on 3 Read More
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.
By Jess Anslow, Coordinator of Yarl’s Wood Befrienders. Visiting women who are being indefinitely detained in Yarl’s Wood IRC is challenging. It is challenging because you witness injustice. Injustice coming from a country that is known Read More
This blog post was written for Unlocking Detention by John Tomlinson of Strawberry Blond Curls Theatre Company, (@SBC_Theatre) who performed their play ‘Tanja’ at this week’s Sanctuary in Parliament event. We, Strawberry Blonde Curls Theatre Read More