Category Archives: Immigration detention

Campaigners blockade Charter Flight

Last night, activists from a coalition of migrant solidarity groups blockaded a charter flight leaving for Nigeria and Ghana. The campaigners from End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) and Plane Stupid say this is the first time … Continue reading

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Controversial prison industry summit held at Tower of London targeted by protesters

G4S among the security firms and other companies profiting from the detention system who will be gathering at £1500 per head event Tower of London trustees asked to cancel event warned of ‘reputational risk’

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Stop Detention Scotland campaign against the new immigration centre

Reclaim Justice Network are supporting Stop Detention Scotland‘s campaign against the UK Home Office’s plans of building a new immigration detention centre near Paisley, Renfrewshire.

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Message of solidarity and support

The Reclaim Justice Network would like to draw attention to the mass hunger strikes and protest across at least five different Immigration Detention Centres including Harmondsworth, Dungavel, Colnbrook, Morton Hall and Tinsley House.

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Who benefits from punishment?

The Reclaim Justice Network is in the process of developing resources to aid discussion and thinking about the drivers of criminal justice expansion in the UK today. The ‘penal industrial complex’ is one way of framing the conversation about contemporary punishment. … Continue reading

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Yarl’s Wood women win chance to have their voices heard

Thanks to the creative activism of a number of women’s groups, the Home Affairs Select Committee agreed on Tuesday 24th June that they will take evidence from current and former Yarl’s Wood detainees. When former detainees give their evidence they will … Continue reading

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Returning ‘home’ can be torture

Tom Kemp gives an account of a recent visit to a friend in an immigration detention centre. Today, I found out that my friend will be returning to the country that tortured him. I’ve been visiting him for three months, … Continue reading

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Detention doesn’t work… for anyone

Kate Blagojevic outlines the reasons why the detention of people seeking asylum is not only harmful but also a waste of time and money. In the UK, migrants are deprived of their liberty without charge or trial. The UK Border Agency detains migrants … Continue reading

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