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Bishop of Carlisle highlights concerns about victims of violence detained at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

On 24th February 2015, Baroness Bakewell asked Her Majesty’s Government “what requirements were set in the contract for Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre recently reawarded to Serco regarding the dignity and privacy of women detained there”. 182 more words


#BlackLivesMatter, The New Black Liberation Movement

A guest post from Maïa Pal, recently returned from San Francisco. Maïa is currently a Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University. Her main research is on the historical sociology of… 3,127 more words


A Virtual Tour of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

Tucked away towards the back of a business park near Bedford is an innocuous looking building resembling a maximum security Travelodge. As the UK’s most notorious immigrant detention centre, Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre has the dubious distinction of being the only building in Twinways Business Park that has been home to more tears and misery than Bedford Pet Cremation Centre. 2,146 more words


Incredibly, Serco will continue running Yarl's Wood

New Statesman | Why has Serco been awarded the contract to continue running Yarl’s Wood?

“The problem with Yarl’s Wood goes beyond the behaviour of one company,” says Natasha Walter. 156 more words

The national shame that is healthcare in UK immigration detention

Four years ago today, G4S was involved in the unlawful killing of an immigration detainee called Jimmy Mubenga. Now they’re winning NHS contracts to provide medical care for . 1,113 more words

Detaining Asylum Seekers

I have started a new job and I absolutely love it. Sadly it is only for three months on a secondment from my main job but I am determined to absolutely throw myself in and make the most of these three months. 1,495 more words