All posts tagged: "indefinite detention"

  1. “Boldly and without delay” or business as usual?

    SDV director, Kate Alexander, looks at the latest detention figures In January 2016, Stephen Shaw’s report into the welfare in detention of vulnerable people called…

  2. Nearly four years in detention? At GE2017, it’s time for a time limit

    In this blogpost SDV director Kate Alexander looks at the latest detention figures: the last to be released before the General Election  Figures released today reveal that…

  3. Statement on the announcement that Dungavel is to close

    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…

  4. Immigration Bill detention amendments

    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…

  5. Too many candles

    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…

  6. The price of freedom

    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…

  7. 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…

  8. People, not statistics

    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…

  9. Observing Immigration Bail Applications: communicating remotely?

    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.…

  10. A friendship to treasure

    SDV Chair, Giovanna Fassetta, blogs about an unlikely friendship, forged behind barbed wire and in the shadow of indefinite detention I first met Simon in…