What does detention mean to you?

What does detention mean to you?

2019-06-03T14:48:17+01:00 December 15th, 2016|

Throughout Unlocking Detention, we’ve asked people via Twitter, Facebook, and at the workshops we’ve run across the UK, to draw an image in response to the question “What does detention mean to you?”  This includes images from people at risk of detention, and those who have experienced it in the past. We also received some very special contributions from people who are currently detained. We’ve had drawings from experienced campaigners and people working to support those in detention. And we’ve had images from people who knew very little about detention until we talked to them about it, and this is their raw response.

Here is a selection of the images we’ve received. There’s incredible variety, and they are all striking moments of connection between those who are in detention, those at risk of it, those still recovering from it or affected by it, and those who will never experience it but know that it’s wrong.

You can see more images from people in detention here.