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Category: Vulnerable Adults

New research: ​"Every day is like torture": Solitary confinement & Immigration detention

New research documents the devastating impact upon immigration detainees in prisons of conditions amounting to indefinite solitary confinement.
8 Jul 2021

Royal College of Psychiatrists document the impact of detention on mental health

BID welcomes report documenting the impact of detention on those with mental health illnesses.
21 Apr 2021

BID raises concerns on the use of prolonged solitary confinement in immigration detention

Read our letter to the Home Office about the use of solitary confinement for immigration detention purposes.
7 Apr 2021

Watch back: Risky business: detention decision-making during the pandemic

Hear from our speakers including the BID team, a former client, Zita Holbourne from BARAC & Dr Juliet Cohen from Freedom from Torture
28 Jan 2021

On World Mental Health Day, BID Legal Manager Adam discusses how detention affects mental health

BID Legal Manager Adam Spray discusses immigration detention & mental health as we mark World Mental Health Day
10 Oct 2020

“Life after Detention” BID volunteer Charlotte writes for the Justice Gap

Three stories reflecting an immigration system that inflicts so much harm with such little compassion
28 May 2020

BID speaks to the Independent about the use of immigration detention during covid-19 travel ban

BID were asked to comment on the continued presence of hundreds of migrants in IRCs when there is no prospect of removal due to coronavirus travel ban
27 May 2020

Independent Inquiry into Brook House launches call for evidence

Inquiry investigating the mistreatment of detainees at Brook House IRC launches call for evidence. Read the full statement.
22 Apr 2020

BID volunteer Alice writes on the UK’s response to COVID-19 in immigration detention centres

Despite the Covid-19 risk, detention centres in the UK remain open. BID volunteer Alice compares the UK's response with other European countries.
21 Apr 2020

BID signs Runnymede Trust’s Open Letter 'Windrush: 10 urgent recommendations'

BID joins organisations urging the government to implement 10 recommendations following the Windrush Review.
14 Apr 2020

"Disposable lives" immigration detainees and COVID-19: BID's Rudy Schulkind writes for openDemocracy

Despite the health crisis, detention centres are still running. Rudy outlines how the plight of immigration detainees is highlighted during COVID-19.
14 Apr 2020

Help us demand the release of all immigration detainees amid public health crisis

As the Covid-19 threat intensifies we need your help to get people out of detention.
8 Apr 2020

Council of Europe Commissioner calls for the release of Immigration Detainees amid Covid-19 Crisis

Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović calls for release of immigration detainees while Covid-19 crisis continues.
31 Mar 2020

“Everyone is crying”: The tragedy of Yarl’s Wood

With International Women’s Day on Sunday, we take a look at Yarl’s Wood the UK’s only facility established to detain women for immigration purposes.
6 Mar 2020

BID exposes Immigration Detention in Prisons at ‘Behind Locked Doors’

Watch clips and download the slides from ‘Behind Locked Doors’ our event is raising awareness about detention in prisons.
11 Feb 2020

Statement by Bail for Immigration Detainees on the upcoming charter flight to Jamaica

Of the 50 people who are scheduled to be deported on the charter flight to Jamaica next week 5 are BID clients. Read our full statement.
6 Feb 2020

Legal Advice Survey shows failings in access to justice for immigration detainees

Research published today based on the testimony of 90 people in detention gives rise to serious concerns about the quality of legal advice available.
6 Feb 2020

BID speaks to the Independent about how the government detain hundreds of trafficking victims

BID were asked to comment after the Home Office were forced to pay compensation to a victim of modern slavery for their unlawful detention.
24 Oct 2019

On anti-slavery day we call upon the government to stop detaining victims of trafficking

The UK government continues to detain victims of trafficking in their hundreds, despite the harm it causes.
18 Oct 2019

Failures and Cover-ups: suicide in UK detention centres

Today on World Suicide Prevention day we shed light on the national scandal of suicide in immigration detention
10 Sep 2019

BID joins 30 organisations calling for data on victims of trafficking

BID has signed an open letter calling for the government to release data on the immigration outcomes of victims of trafficking.
22 Aug 2019

Detaining Victims: Human Trafficking and the UK Immigration System

New report draws on BID's experience to explore why and how victims of trafficking are being detained under immigration powers.
30 Jul 2019

Open letter: The government needs to do more to protect victims of human trafficking

BID joins over 20 charities as signatories of an open letter urging the government to do more to protect victims of trafficking.
17 Jul 2019

Brook House investigation powers extended by high court judge

The high court has ruled that an investigation into systemic abuse at Brook House immigration removal centre must have the power to compel witnesses.
28 Jun 2019

Exploring calls for time limits on immigration detention

BID trustee Kezia Tobin discusses the recent calls for time limits on immigration detention.
17 Jun 2019

BID’s longest-serving client: Detained for two years and ‘no risk of offending’

BID Director Celia Clarke writes for the Justice Gap after one of our tweets captured the public's attention.
6 Jun 2019

How the UK government detains and deports parents

Today on International Day of Families, our Legal Manager Nick explains how the Home Office fails families by detaining and deporting parents.
15 May 2019

“Nothing Good Comes from Detention”: Shocking testimonies from detention

New research published by Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) exposes the full horror of people’s experience of immigration detention in the UK.
18 Apr 2019

“Careless and cavalier” Home Affairs Select Committee slams immigration detention

Home Affairs Select Committee slams immigration detention system and Home Office management of it as witnesses give compelling evidence.
21 Mar 2019

Hidden Histories: Yarl’s Wood and its captive women

Today on International Women’s Day, we take a look at Yarl’s Wood IRC the UK’s only facility established to detain women for immigration purposes.
8 Mar 2019
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