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UK immigration detention: a potted history

How the UK immigration detention estate grew to over 4,000 spaces in less than half a century

When did the first centre open?

The UK’s first immigration detention centre opened in… 520 more words

Detention Limits

Detainee who died last week had diabetes, asthma, severe mental illness

A Somali immigration detainee who died last week in hospital in Peterborough, Ont. suffered from a range of medical and psychiatric problems, documents show.

Abdurahman Hassan, 39, died at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre early on June 11 after becoming ‘agitated’ and being restrained by two police officers, according to Ontario’s… 655 more words


Sick, traumatized, jailed indefinitely: Canada’s immigration detention violates rights, report says

The Canadian government is violating the rights of sick, vulnerable individuals by putting people with severe mental illness in provincial jails, a new report claims… 1,400 more words


Still no deal on Red Cross access to jailed immigration detainees in Ontario

After months of negotiations, the Canadian Red Cross still has no agreement on access to federal immigration detainees held in Ontario jails.

Talks have been dragging on since October with no clear resolution, though both sides now say a deal is near. 706 more words


A view from the G4S AGM

Abi Amey reports on the 2015 G4S AGM

On Thursday 4 June 2015, Will McMahon and I attended the G4S AGM as part of the Reclaim Justice Network. 1,257 more words

Penal Excess

Fighting for Our Own: Working Class Resistance in Appalachia and the South (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 of 3: Slave Revolts, Convict Leasing, and Prison Uprisings (part 1 available here)

Dividing the Working Class: The Racial Caste System
The United States, and the South in particular, have a long and painful history of holding people captive and forcing them to work against their will or for very little pay. 6,181 more words

Chain Gang

Border Witness Program Texas 2015

April 24 through May 1, 2015

The Border Witness Program was one of the most extraordinary weeks of my life, full of learning and surprises and wonderful new friends. 2,390 more words

Sisters Of The Divine Compassion