All posts in: "Life after detention"

  1. Dungavel stays open . . . but there are alternatives

    We learned on Friday 3 February that the Home Office would not be appealing Renfrewshire Council’s refusal of planning permission for its proposed Short Term…

  2. Imprints

    Our Life After Detention group went out with a camera, to find the alphabet in the street. Gry wrote the words. Imprints: on pavements, on…

  3. Edinburgh on fire

    In this post, Quincy reflects on the day our Life After Detention group spent at the Edinburgh Book Festival That day, Edinburgh was on fire!…

  4. Booked

    SDV volunteer coordinator, Shirley Gillan, and members of the Life After Detention Group share some thoughts and pictures from a recent trip to the Edinburgh…

  5. Drowning in Limbo

    In this new post we share a poem from another member of our Life After Detention group, Gry Turin, who like most people who’ve been…

  6. Missing

    Over three quarters of people leaving Dungavel are released back into the community. SDV’s Life After Detention project works with some of them to enable…

  7. The immovable chair

    SDV volunteer coordinator, Shirley Gillan, blogs about the experience of Ernest who was bailed after being detained in Dungavel Being held in detention shrinks a person’s…

  8. Life after immigration detention as “detention without walls”

    In this blog, SDV volunteer and MRes student, Bridget Holtom, reflects on a collaborative research project recently undertaken by SDV with people released on bail…

  9. Life after detention

    Guest blogger, SDV Visitor Mary Child, writes about the experience of life after detention for someone released from Dungavel after many months Release from detention is…