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Immigration detention: The glossary

To help navigate the world of immigration detention, we’ve created a visual glossary with key terms and acronyms you might come across during Unlocking Detention. Let’s start at the beginning. What is an Immigration Removal Centre? There are 8 immigration removal or detention centres across the UK where people can be locked up indefinitely, plus a number of other ‘short term [...]

2018-10-23T15:32:38+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|

Welcome to #Unlocked18!

Welcome! #Unlocked18 is Unlocking Detention’s fifth ‘tour’ of the UK’s immigration detention estate, shining a spotlight on the hidden world of immigration detention. Maybe you are a repeat visitor, maybe this is the first time you’ve heard about Unlocking Detention. Unlocking Detention’s ‘virtual tour’ uses Twitter, Facebook and blogs to ‘unlock’ the gates of immigration detention centres. Each week, we will [...]

2018-10-21T15:36:56+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|

Life after detention

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 for reintegration in the country of origin. Being detained can be a traumatic experience for anyone, but for individuals who have been forced to leave their [...]

2014-12-01T21:18:31+00:00 December 1st, 2014|