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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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This piece, by Catrin Evans, a former visitor and chair of SDV, was written for and performed by her at a fundraiser organised by members

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This piece, written by former SDV visitor Thom Walker, first appeared on our website in September 2007. It is a vivid reminder of the impacts

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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

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In our latest blog, we remember the people behind the detention statistics. Yesterday the UK government released its quarterly statistics on detention. As always, behind

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Guest blog by Anna Beesley, SDV committee member. Anna is also a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology, University of Glasgow, and coordinates Detention Forum Scotland.

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