Damning reports of Yarlswood and The Verne

Free Movement: Damning official reports on The Verne and Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centres

 BY Yesterday The Verne [ https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/08/The-Verne-web-2015.pdf ]Immigration Removal Centre was criticised by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons for its “prison-like” regime and high levels of violence and today HMIP described Yarl’s Wood [http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/08/Yarls-Wood-web-2015.pdf ]  as an issue “of national concern”. These are damning inspection reports and the Government’s only response is to express “disappointment” and point to the pending Shaw Review of welfare issues around immigration detention. More urgent action is needed to prevent further unnecessary suffering. Continue reading “Damning reports of Yarlswood and The Verne”

Detention Inquiry Report – what you can do

Detention ForumWhat you can do before the 10 September debate on the detention inquiry report
If you are meeting your MPs or encouraging your supporters to speak to their MPs about this debate, here is a short write-up on the background and what you/they can do.   
Look at the #UnlockTheDebate from 1st Sep to 10 Sep, to prolong the impact of the debate.  Please do participate if you can. 
Very sadly, there has been another death in detention, this time in The Verne.  You can read about it in a local newspaper here
Lastly here is another write-up about Unlocking Detention.  Continue reading “Detention Inquiry Report – what you can do”