Verne

Verne closes, Shaw looms

Detention Action has been running advice surgeries every month at the Verne detention centre, which is set to close at the end of this year.  Jerome Phelps, Director of Detention Action, considers what our next task is.   Detention centres feel permanent.  There is nothing like the experience of visiting a detention centre, confronting the walls and locked doors and razor [...]

2017-10-18T16:46:31+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

The Verne IRC: detention on your doorstep

As well as shining a spotlight on the very specific physical sites of detention which make up the UK's detention estate, 'Unlocking Detention' is also about highlighting the ways in which detention impacts communities outside. With this week's focus on The Verne, Detention Action picked up their mic and asked three locals from Weymouth, the town adjacent to the IRC, what they felt [...]

2015-09-29T14:54:53+00:00 September 29th, 2015|