Q&A from detention

Double-header Q&A: DAK and Seed answer your questions from Harmondsworth IRC

Image by @Carcazan This week, we spoke to two people detained in Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (IRC), DAK and Seed (not their real names), who spent over an hour answering questions sent in from across the UK. Some of their experiences are similar, some are very different. DAK has been detained in Harmondsworth for over a year; Seed for a few weeks - [...]

2019-04-22T10:57:48+00:00 November 29th, 2018|

Q&A with Siarhei in Campsfield House IRC

Image by @Carcazan This week, Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Campsfield House detention centre in Oxfordshire. The Duncan Lewis Public Law, Civil Litigation and Immigration teams put us in touch with Siarhei, who is currently detained in Campsfield. In addition to the normal barriers to communication faced by everyone in detention, Siarhei speaks no English, so Anastasija Vasiljeva in the Civil Litigation team [...]

2019-04-22T10:59:52+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|

Live Q&A with Marino in Brook House IRC

This week, Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Brook House and Tinsley House detention centres, near Gatwick Airport. The Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group put us in touch with Marino (not his real name), who joined us on the phone from Brook House for a live Twitter Q&A on Thursday afternoon. A huge thank you to Marino for his time and insight. Read [...]

2019-04-22T10:56:22+00:00 November 1st, 2018|

Live Q&A with Gil, detained in Dungavel

This week Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Dungavel detention centre, the only detention in Scotland and a site of much contention after the government announced plans earlier this year to close it and open a Short-Term Holding Facility in Glasgow - you can read Scottish Detainee Visitors' analysis of the situation as it stands, here. On Friday afternoon, Ben from Detention [...]

2019-04-23T09:41:14+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

Q&A with Ali, currently detained in Colnbrook

This interview with Ali, who is detained in Colnbrook, took place last week and we planned as usual to tweet the Q and A throughout the afternoon on the Friday of Colnbrook week of #Unlockd16. On Friday morning, news broke that a man had died in Colnbrook and that a murder investigation had been launched.  As the interview with Ali was [...]

2019-04-23T10:31:04+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|

Q&A with Mayalex, currently detained in Yarl’s Wood

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 December.  Earlier this week, Ben from Detention Action conducted a Q&A with 'Mayalex' who is currently detained in Yarl's Wood.  We tweeted the interview live this [...]

2019-04-23T12:23:20+00:00 November 25th, 2016|

Live Q&A with Christopher and Jose, both detained in Campsfield

This week Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Campsfield detention centre, run by Mitie, the largest single private provider of detention services to the Home Office. (In a first for our regular live Q&As) on Friday afternoon, Ben from Detention Action conducted a live Twitter Q&A with two friends currently detained in Campsfield - Christopher and Jose. You can recap the whole interview below: https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/799625012420444160 [...]

2019-04-23T13:05:07+00:00 November 18th, 2016|

Live Q&A with Justice, detained in Harmondsworth

This week Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Harmondsworth - the largest detention centre in the UK, with a capacity for 661 people, and once the 'spiritual' home of the now abolished Detained Fast Track. On Friday afternoon, Ben from Detention Action conducted a live Twitter Q&A with Justice, who’s been detained in Harmondsworth for two months and counting. You can recap the whole [...]

2019-04-23T13:37:42+00:00 November 11th, 2016|

Live Q and A with Dave, detained in Morton Hall

This week Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Morton Hall in Lincolnshire. On Friday afternoon, Ben from Detention Action conducted a live Twitter Q&A with Dave, who's been detained for nearly two years altogether. You can recap the whole interview below:  https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794527523279425536 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794528961573298176 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794531245774503936 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794531705759629312 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794532687818227712 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794533022691364864 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794535182741147648 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794537029681999873 https://twitter.com/EiriOhtani/status/794537522068070406 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794539141241442308 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794541251190226945 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794541757606330369 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794544210582048768 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794545351940341760 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794546289790828544 https://twitter.com/LisaMatthewsRtR/status/794548575422337024 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794547804416909312 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794549903234072577 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794550579649449985 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794552198873149440 https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/794484566962663424 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/794553045686349828 [...]

2019-04-30T12:37:56+00:00 November 4th, 2016|

Live Q and A with Jon, detained in Brook House

This week Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Brook and Tinsley Houses, respectively. Together they make up the Gatwick site of detention, situated roughly 200 metres from the main runway at Gatwick Airport. On Friday afternoon, Ben from Detention Action conducted a live Twitter Q&A with Jon, whose detention in Brook House stood at 18 months and counting... https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/791977424900726784 To kick off, a huge shout-out [...]

2019-04-30T13:11:27+00:00 October 28th, 2016|
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