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SDV committee member, Sarah Anderson, launches our new fundraising drive I first stepped inside an immigration removal centre ten years ago. At the time I

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In this post, Susannah Paul and Daniel Ferguson blog about the Immigration Bail Observation Project Scotland and the new resources they have developed to assist

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Edinburgh on fire Posted September 29, 2016 | Tagged:

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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!

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The Home Office announced today that Dungavel will close toward the end of 2017. It also announced plans to open a new 51 bed Short

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Booked Posted August 25, 2016 | Tagged: ,

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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

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In this blog post, SDV director Kate Alexander reflects on what she learns from our visit reports. Every three months, I sit down and compile

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It’s time to contact your MP to ask them to support two key Lords Amendments on detention. The Immigration Bill continues to make its way

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Drowning in Limbo Posted April 12, 2016 | Tagged: , ,

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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

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Missing Posted April 6, 2016 | Tagged: , , ,

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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

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The immovable chair Posted February 3, 2016 | Tagged: , , ,

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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

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