The Deserving Detainee?

December 18, 2014 unlocked 0

This International Migrants’ Day post was written for Unlocking Detention by Melanie Griffiths.  Melanie is an ESRC Future Leaders Fellow at the University of Bristol. Her project, entitled Detention, Deportability and the Family: Migrant Men’s Read More

Detention knows no borders

December 15, 2014 unlocked 0

This piece by Eiri Ohtani was first published on openDemocracy on 15 December 2014, as part of Unlocking Detention series. ================================================================================ The first ever parliamentary inquiry into immigration detention in the UK listened to the Read More

Like a chicken surrounded by dogs

December 8, 2014 unlocked 0

By Kate Alexander, coordinator of Scottish Detainee Visitors (a member of the Detention Forum).  This article originally appeared in Open Democracy’s Unlocked series. Scotland may have a different relationship with immigration from the rest of Read More

Colnbrook, in conversation

December 3, 2014 unlocked 0

Joe is an asylum-seeker from East Africa. He has been in Colnbrook IRC for four months. In this interview for the ‘Unlocking Detention’ twitter-tour, he talks to Detention Action‘s Ben du Preez about life inside Read More

Life after detention

December 1, 2014 unlocked 0

This piece by Saskia Garner was first published by openDemocracy on 1st December 2014.  Saskia works at Refugee Action as Policy Manager. The adverse effects of being detained in an immigration removal centre harm possibilities Read More

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