Release ‘critical’ reports into privately run immigration centres, ICO orders

 Harmondsworth immigration removal centre near Heathrow, west London. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images.


Potentially damaging reports into the running of two immigration detention centres by private contractors must be released by the Home Office within weeks, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

The documents will give detailed breakdowns and insight into the running of Harmondsworth, Britain’s largest immigration detention centre, and Colnbrook, both near Heathrow in west London.

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