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

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

A day in the life of BID's Advice Line

8 August 2019
As part of our Anti-Birthday campaign casework volunteer Charlotte Rubin captures the atmosphere of our busy office while the advice line is open.

Detaining Victims: Human Trafficking and the UK Immigration System

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

"My Oxygen": Why I stand with people in detention

25 July 2019
Former volunteer & now pupil barrister at 33 Bedford Row, Annahita shares how her first BID client inspires her work fighting for migrant rights.

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

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

Limited edition t-shirt collection to raise thousands for BID's Anti-Birthday Campaign

17 July 2019
Noon magazine collaborated with ten artists to create a limited edition t-shirt collection with all proceeds going to support BID’s work.

Update on Bail Accommodation

9 July 2019
BID assistant director, Pierre Makhlouf writes for Free Movement explaining the Home Office's updated Accommodation Policy.

Brook House investigation powers extended by high court judge

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

BID marks Refugee Week with a pub quiz fundraiser

21 June 2019
Our second pub quiz of the year was a big success, raising funds for our legal advice services.

We launch our Anti-Birthday campaign

20 June 2019
This summer BID will turn 20 years old, but this is no cause for celebration. Help make sure our services are no longer needed. Help us #EndDetention.

Exploring calls for time limits on immigration detention

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

Lubka goes for London Legal Walk hat-trick in support of BID

11 June 2019
On the 17th June Lubka will take on the London Legal Walk to #GoTheDistance for detainees.

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

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

Meet the volunteers spending their summer challenging detention

5 June 2019
We hear from three of BID’s new volunteers on why they’ve chosen to spend their summer helping BID challenge immigration detention in the UK.

Refugee Week Pub Quiz, 19th June 7.00pm

30 May 2019
Register now for BID's pub quiz at the Tokenhouse as part of Refugee Week 2019

Serious concerns raised about access to justice in immigration detention

29 May 2019
Six-monthly survey reveals serious deficiencies in the quality of legal representation in immigration detention

Hackney Half Heroes raise thousands of pounds for BID

23 May 2019
Eight runners took on the challenge and raised over £4,500 for BID’s work.

How the UK government detains and deports parents

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

High court hearing following Brook House undercover Panorama footage

3 May 2019

Yesterday a two-day Judicial Review hearing began to challenge the Home Office’s failure to implement a public inquiry following the shocking revelations uncovered in the BBC’s 2017 Panorama documentary, “Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets.”

BID’s ‘How to Get Out of Detention’ handbook’ is published in 18 languages

30 April 2019
BID’s ‘How to Get Out of Detention’ handbook has been translated into 18 languages by volunteers at BPP Legal Translation Service.
Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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