"If you’re in prison, you know you will do your time and go home. In detention, you don’t know when you are gonna go home. It’s a horrible place"


“I couldn’t even put it into words to be honest, it’s like a black hole you can’t get out of"


"When I used to hear that people had committed suicide, I used to say that nothing would make me take away my life."


"Detention destroyed my life, I lost any hope, I never imagined a future."


"If they refuse me that’s alright, because I don’t want to stay in this country, because I don’t want to waste my life in the detention centre."


"Not being able to go out, to do things, to move on, being locked up... Sometimes it’s like somebody’s suffocating me, like I can’t breathe..."


"Detention is like prison, you are locked up. There is no difference between prison and detention.


"I’ve seen other people suffering, because you think you are suffering, and then you see someone else suffering even more than you".


"The difficult thing about being in detention is not knowing where you are, where you stand basically. They don’t give you much information."
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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