Immigration detention is one of the biggest human rights scandals in the UK. The UK is the only country in Europe that does not have a maximum time limit on how long someone can be detained. Indefinite detention has a severe, damaging impact on those who are subjected to it.
But unless you have been detained, or you know somebody who is, you are very unlikely to ever visit an immigration detention centre, know where they are, or be able to imagine what it is like to be locked inside without knowing when you will be released.
Unlocking Detention (www.unlocked.org.uk) shines a spotlight on the hidden world of immigration detention. This year’s ‘tour’ runs from 16 October to 22 December 2017.
Follow the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/unlockingdetention/
Or on Twitter via @DetentionForum and #Unlocked17
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unlockingdetention/
On Instagram: www.instagram.com/unlockingdetention/
Please invite your friends, family, colleagues and supporters to do the same!
- If you use the hashtag #Unlocked17, we will see your message and can share it widely
- You can also use and follow #Time4aTimeLimit
- Please feel free to write your own tweets, use the sample tweets below, or retweet the Detention Forum
- Add photos and logos to your posts – download them at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8gHJRJd_-96N3VuZnNxQ25Nb3c?usp=sharing.
- Share your selfies: http://unlocked.org.uk/blog/selfies/
- 16 – 23 Oct: Introducing Unlocked17
- 23 – 29 Oct: Yarl’s Wood
- 30 Oct – 5 Nov: Brook House and Tinsley House
- 6 – 12 Nov: Prisons and Short Term Holding Facilities
- 13 – 19 Nov: The Verne
- 20 – 26 Nov: Campsfield House
- 27 Nov – 3 Dec: Harmondsworth and Colnbrook
- 4 – 10 Dec: Morton Hall
- 11 – 17 Dec: Dungavel
Immigration detention centres: Out of sight, out of mind? Join the virtual tour of the UK’s Detention Estate #Unlocked17 @DetentionForum
Unlocking Detention: a virtual tour of the UK’s Immigration Detention Estate. Running Oct – Dec 2017. Follow @DetentionForum #Unlocked17
Out of sight, out of mind? It’s time to shine a light on the UK’s immigration detention estate. Follow @DetentionForum and #Unlocked17.
Have you ever visited one of the UK’s immigration detention centres? Here, thousands are detained with no time limit. Visit now: #Unlocked17
In the last year, the UK detained 27,819 people for immigration purposes. There is no time limit. Find out more: #Unlocked17 @DetentionForum
Yarl’s Wood – Dungavel – Campsfield – just some of the places where the UK detains people indefinitely. Visit them virtually: #Unlocked17
The Verne, Harmondsworth, Morton Hall – do you know these names? Join the #Unlocked17 tour to learn about immigration detention in the UK.
Did you know the UK is the only country in Europe with no time limit on how long someone can be held in immigration detention? #Unlocked17
Can you imagine being locked up, far from those you love, with no idea when you will be released? #Unlocked17 @DetentionForum
Speak out against immigration detention! Share your #Unlocked17 selfie with @DetentionForum >>> http://unlocked.org.uk/blog/selfies/
Sample Facebook post
Join #Unlocked17 – a virtual tour of the UK’s immigration detention estate.