Thousands of vulnerable people locked in UK immigration centres in ‘unacceptable’ conditions, review finds – The Independent

Posted July 25th, 2018 in detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘Thousands of vulnerable people are being locked in “unacceptable” conditions in immigration detention centres, often for “deeply troubling” lengths of time, a government-commissioned review has found. More than two years after ministers were urged to drastically reduce the use of detention for vulnerable immigrants, a second review by the former prisons and probation ombudsman for England and Wales suggested many people were still being held for months on end in dire circumstances.’

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The Independent, 25th July 2018

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Female offenders should be sent to support centres not prison, says report – The Independent

Posted July 25th, 2018 in detention, news, prisons, women by tracey

‘Female offenders should be sent to support centres rather than prison because they are normally far less dangerous than their male counterparts, a report has suggested.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2018

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Home Office ordered to pay £50,000 after child separated from father – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2018 in care orders, children, compensation, detention, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office has agreed to pay £50,000 compensation after a three-year-old girl was left in care while her father was unlawfully placed in immigration detention.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

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Home Office separating scores of children from parents as part of immigration detention regime – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2018 in children, detention, families, immigration, mental health, news by tracey

‘The Home Office is separating scores of children from their parents as part of its immigration detention regime – in some cases forcing them into care in breach of government policy.’

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The Independent, 4th July 2018

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People risk unjust prison sentences due to lack of court healthcare – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2018 in contracting out, courts, detention, health, news by sally

‘Innocent people are at risk of being given unjust prison sentences and suffering physical harm because of a lack of healthcare in courthouses, according to the outgoing head of the independent body charged with monitoring the care and welfare of those brought to court in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2018

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Windrush victims detained ‘unlawfully’ by Home Office – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in colonies, detention, immigration, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘Immigration officials detained members of the Windrush generation “unlawfully and inappropriately” despite their right to be in the UK, MPs have found.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2018

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Home Office pays out £21m after mistakenly detaining 850 people – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2018 in compensation, deportation, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office mistakenly detained more than 850 people between 2012 and 2017, some of whom were living in the UK legally, and the government was forced to pay out more than £21m in compensation as a result, officials have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2018

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Home Office to pay damages for detention of immigrant claimant – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 18th, 2018 in detention, false imprisonment, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of damages for false imprisonment in the context of immigration detention. The Court found that an unlawful curfew which required residence at a specific address between specific hours each day and which was backed by the threat of criminal sanctions and electronic tagging gave rise to the tort of false imprisonment.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2018

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Ethan Stables sentenced over gay pride attack plot – BBC News

‘A white supremacist who planned to carry out an attack at a pub’s gay pride night has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Brook House: High Court rules immigration detainees abused by G4S staff can seek public inquiry – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in assault, BBC, detention, immigration, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled immigration detainees allegedly abused at the hands of staff at Brook House removal centre are allowed to seek an independent inquiry from the Home Office.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2019

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Child slavery victim sues Home Office after sexual assault at Morton Hall – The Guardian

‘A Vietnamese victim of child slavery has launched legal proceedings against the government after he was sexually assaulted at Morton Hall immigration removal centre, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2018

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Brook House: Use of force against immigration detainees more than doubles in a year, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in detention, immigration, news, reports, self-harm by tracey

‘Use of force against people in one of the UK’s largest immigration detention centres has soared by more than 160 per cent in two years, a watchdog report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2018

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Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2018 in appeals, children, detention, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have lost their latest legal battle. Tom Evans and Kate James asked Court of Appeal judges to rule that the 23-month-old should be allowed to receive treatment in Italy.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2018

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Opelo Kgari: Government thwarted in second bid to deport woman brought to UK from Botswana – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in appeals, children, deportation, detention, immigration, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The government has been thwarted in its second attempt to deport a woman who came to the UK from Botswana when she was 13 years old.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

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Immigration Detention: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back — Sophie Walker – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 20th, 2018 in bail, detention, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘New legislation significantly curtails accommodation provision for those seeking release from immigration detention. The likely result is more and more people being held in immigration detention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th March 2018

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Immigration detainees ‘held for excessive period’ – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in detention, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘Immigration detainees are being held for “excessively long” periods in “prison-like” conditions, the prisons watchdog says.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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Home Office broke its own rules on avoiding family separations – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in bail, detention, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office broke its own rules when British children had to be taken into care after officials arrested their father.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2018

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Opelo Kgari: Woman brought to UK from Botswana as a child 14 years ago given last-minute reprieve from deportation after being driven to Heathrow – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2018 in children, demonstrations, deportation, detention, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘A woman who spoke out to The Independent about Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre just days ago has narrowly avoided deportation following an intervention by MPs.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2018

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Home Office tells women they will be deported more quickly for hunger striking – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2018 in demonstrations, deportation, detention, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has been accused of “shocking and inhumane abuse of process” after it told vulnerable women on hunger strike about conditions at a controversial detention centre they faced “accelerated” deportation if they continued to protest.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2018

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Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences being released without supervision, report warns – The Independent

‘Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences are being released without any supervision because of a loophole in the law, a report has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said the public were not being protected by processes at the UK’s only military detention centre, which operates independently of the normal probation system.’

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The Independent, 1st March 2018

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