Immigration Detention Dispatch – 15 February 2017

G4S to replace Barnardo’s for child welfare support after charity condemns latest plans

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 1 February 2017

10,000 asylum seekers treated unlawfully by Home Office, High Court finds

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 21 December 2016

Second death in detention in one week, as three quarters of detained people lack legal aid

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Immigration detainees banned from Facebook and Twitter

Social media grouped with porn and gambling 

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The Home Office has come under fire from campaigners for banning social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter in its immigration detention centres.

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Lords divided over controversial time limit in UK Immigration Bill

‘Medieval’ UK detention system is ‘one a dictator would rejoice in’

The House of Lords. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The House of Lords. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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The House of Lords is so divided over the UK’s controversial new Immigration Bill that one peer has suggested scrapping the legislation altogether and starting from scratch. The Bill, which saw its fifth sitting in the House of Lords yesterday, is the subject of intense controversy, including over issues such as immigration detention.

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More key findings from the Shaw Review into UK immigration detention

Sexual abuse, low pay and poor transportation 

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The “Shaw Review” into the treatment of vulnerable people in UK immigration detention was published this month. Conducted by former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Steven Shaw, the review provides sweeping and in-depth coverage of the system.

We have already written two articles about it here and here. Now we look at four more key findings.

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Shaw Review on UK immigration detention: four more key findings

Report finds severely mentally ill are dumped in solitary confinement

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Last week the “Shaw Review” into the UK’s treatment of vulnerable people in immigration detention was released. At 350 pages, the report is one of the largest ever reviews into the UK immigration detention system. We continue our ongoing coverage of the report with four more key findings.

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