Category: Prisons

Watch back: No More Detention Centres: Resisting the expansion of the detention estate

Watch our latest event to learn about the proposed expansion of immigration detention in the UK and how we can resist it
25 Jan 2023

BID's film 'I Need Air' selected for Three Film Festivals

Film documenting the experience of detention in prison will be shown on the big screen to audiences around the UK.
3 Nov 2022

BID’s summary of the ICIBI’s second annual report on vulnerable adults in detention

Read our summary of this 126-page damning critique of the Home Office’s operation of the immigration detention system
28 Feb 2022

“My mental health is at a breaking point”: BID Review HMIP Inspection Reports

Immigration detainees held in prisons continue to be held in extremely punitive conditions, with multiple barriers to justice
22 Feb 2022

BID & Medical Justice Respond to the Prisons Strategy White Paper

Read BID & Medical Justice's Response to the Prisons Strategy White Paper.
9 Feb 2022

Watch back: "I need air": Solitary confinement & Immigration detention

Watch back our event to hear how the Home Office routinely uses solitary confinement for immigration detention purposes.
26 Jan 2022

Email your MP to end detention in prisons

Our report with Medical Justice exposed the inhumane conditions our clients endure in prison. Ask your MP to take a stand.
15 Jul 2021

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

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

BID and 73 other organisations call for the urgent release of immigration detainees

BID has written a letter to the government calling for the release of everybody held in immigration detention, supported by 73 organisations.
15 Jan 2021

Join our call for the urgent release of people held in prison under immigration powers

40 organisations signed our open letter to the Home Secretary. Email your MP to add your support.
3 Dec 2020

The shifting landscape of immigration detention: Our response to the latest HMIP report

What Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons’ (HMIP) report reveals to us about the UK’s shifting landscape of immigration detention
27 Oct 2020

BID signs open letter along with over 31 other organisations demanding no return to normal

BID has signed an open letter to the UK immigration minister including 9 recommendations
10 Sep 2020

BID response to Home Office position paper against a time limit for detention

Our response to the Home Office's political position paper justifying its use of immigration detention.
2 Jul 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

'Behind Locked Doors' event to be held 29 January 2020

Join us as we come together to expose the use of prisons for immigration purposes and conduct the BID Annual General Meeting
19 Dec 2019

How prisons are used for immigration detention and why this inhumane practice must end

As part of our Anti-Birthday campaign Jess Bicknell, our Prisons' Project Legal Manager explains the true situation for people detained in prisons.
14 Aug 2019
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