A Letter to Harmondsworth

This letter was written by Shariff who was detained in Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre. ====================================================================== Dear Harmondsworth IRC, I know you are very busy at the moment but I have a few questions about the three months you held me in detention. Why do the rooms in Harmondsworth feel like you are living in a coffin? Do you do this on [...]

2014-10-28T08:00:22+00:00 October 28th, 2014|

The national shame that is healthcare in UK immigration detention

This article by Phil Miller and Clare Sambrook is from Open Democracy.  Image: painting by Lucy Edkins from Mental Health in Immigration Detention Action Group Initial Report December 2013. Four years ago G4S was involved in the unlawful killing of an immigration detainee called Jimmy Mubenga. Now they're winning NHS contracts to care for detainees. NHS England has awarded security giant [...]

2014-10-13T15:23:56+00:00 October 13th, 2014|