BID publishes report on power cut at Harmondsworth IRC

BID report on alarming conditions that left clients without heat, light, running water, toilet facilities or hot food.
1 Dec 2022
graphic with the testimony of a client, it has black text with a yellow highlight on the left hand side which reads 'The Home Office withdrew the deportation order. We won thanks to you. We are together as a family & we are very happy. Our daughter does not have to fear for her future anymore'. The right hand side has a graphic of a father hugging his daughter. They are both smiling

graphic with the testimony of a client, it has black text with a yellow highlight on the left hand side which reads 'The Home Office withdrew the deportation order. We won thanks to you. We are together as a family & we are very happy. Our daughter does not have to fear for her future anymore'. The right hand side has a graphic of a father hugging his daughter. They are both smilingOne donation, double the impact!

We're participating in the Big Give, which means donations to BID are doubled this week. Support us now to help people get out of detention. ⁠
28 Nov 2022
Black image of white text which read s'BID statement on tragic death of person detained at Manston.

Black image of white text which read s'BID statement on tragic death of person detained at Manston.BID statement on tragic death of person detained at Manston

Read our statement on the death of a man who was likely unlawfully detained at Manston STHF.
23 Nov 2022
image of a black room. the only source of light is a small window a the top in the centre. BID's logo is on the left hand side. Below it there is text which reads 'Why should we be treated like animals?' 21 People in detention sign letter in protest of inhumane treatment'

image of a black room. the only source of light is a small window a the top in the centre. BID's logo is on the left hand side. Below it there is text which reads 'Why should we be treated like animals?' 21 People in detention sign letter in protest of inhumane treatment'"Why should we be treated like animals?" A Letter from 21 people in detention

21 people have signed a letter to BID documenting the "inhumane treatment" they endured during the Harmondsworth power cut.
22 Nov 2022
blurred image of a barbed wire fence in the background. In the foreground there is white text in capital letters which says 'act now to stop the expansion of immigration detention'

blurred image of a barbed wire fence in the background. In the foreground there is white text in capital letters which says 'act now to stop the expansion of immigration detention'Act now to stop the re-opening of two detention centres

We need your help to stop government plans to introduce 1000 new immigration detention places
15 Nov 2022
black outline of a person feeling defeated. on the left hand right there is text on top of a black background which says 'ignored in the dark: a sister's account of 'inhumane' treatment during harmondsworth power cut'.

black outline of a person feeling defeated. on the left hand right there is text on top of a black background which says 'ignored in the dark: a sister's account of 'inhumane' treatment during harmondsworth power cut'. Ignored in the dark: A sister’s account of “inhumane” treatment during Harmondsworth power cut

This powerful account from our client's sister lays bare the inhumane treatment people were subjected to during the power cut.
10 Nov 2022
Photo of Isaac Ricca-Righardson,  a pro bono barrister for BiD, sitting outside on some rocks. He is wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and dark trousers.

Photo of Isaac Ricca-Righardson,  a pro bono barrister for BiD, sitting outside on some rocks. He is wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and dark trousers. "A complete lack of humanity" Pro bono barrister Isaac on why he represents BID's clients

For pro bono week 2022, barrister Isaac Ricca-Richardson reflects on why he volunteers his time to advocate for BID's clients.
8 Nov 2022
image of a grey fence against a blue sky. behind it there is another fence in the background

image of a grey fence against a blue sky. behind it there is another fence in the backgroundBID challenges Home Office over access to justice failure at Manston asylum centre

BID has sent a pre-action letter to the Home Office challenging their failure to provide access to justice for people held at Manston asylum centre.
7 Nov 2022
still from our film 'I need air'. A man is looking outside his window onto his garden with his back to us. He is wearing a dark hoodie.

still from our film 'I need air'. A man is looking outside his window onto his garden with his back to us. He is wearing a dark hoodie.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
cover of our how to get out of detention guide. it is a drawing of around 8 people wearing orange life jackets on a raft in the ocean. One man is holding two children

cover of our how to get out of detention guide. it is a drawing of around 8 people wearing orange life jackets on a raft in the ocean. One man is holding two childrenHelp transform our ‘How To Get Out of Detention’ guide

Help us create an accessible version of this crucial resource.
3 Nov 2022
Graphic from the cover of our report on GPS tagging. It is the ankles of a person wearing white sneakers. They have a grey GPS tagger just on their ankles. The GPS tag has a circle on it with a drawing of a satellite on it outlined with orange circle and lines.

Graphic from the cover of our report on GPS tagging. It is the ankles of a person wearing white sneakers. They have a grey GPS tagger just on their ankles. The GPS tag has a circle on it with a drawing of a satellite on it outlined with orange circle and lines.Research reveals “inhumane” effects of GPS tagging on migrants

Damning report by BID, Medical Justice & Public Law Project evidences the human cost of GPS tagging in the Immigration System.
31 Oct 2022

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31 Oct 2022
Father and son duo Mayer and Normal running in 2021. They raised an incredible £3,152 between them.

Father and son duo Mayer and Normal running in 2021. They raised an incredible £3,152 between them.Join the Hackney Half Heroes running for BID

Join our team for the Hackney Half Marathon on 21 May 2023 to help raise vital funds for our work.
27 Oct 2022

BID briefing on Home Office proposals to reopen Campsfield House and Haslar IRCs

Read our briefing on Home Office plans to expand the use of detention.
13 Oct 2022

Brook House report finds systemic flaws in Home Office decision-making & Rwanda policy

BID's summary of concerns raised by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons' report on Brook House Immigration Removal Centre.
3 Oct 2022

Film documents Omar's experience of being locked in a cell for 22-23 hours a day for over a year

Watch “I need air” a short documentary by Omar, Yasmine Jessy Amar & Bail for Immigration Detainees.
1 Sep 2022

New research shows people facing deportation or removal from the UK unable to access legal advice

89% of participants described difficulties accessing legal advice while detained in prison under immigration powers.
24 Aug 2022

BID briefing on Home Office proposals to reopen Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

Our briefing on Home Office plans to open a 400-capacity detention centre and why they must be resisted.
23 Aug 2022

BID briefing on GPS electronic monitoring of people on immigration bail

Briefing presents systemic problems with the government’s use of GPS Electronic Monitoring (EM) of people facing deportation.
17 Aug 2022

BID launches project to help asylum seekers facing deportation to Rwanda apply for immigration bail

In response to the government’s inhumane Rwanda policy, this project will help asylum seekers facing deportation to Rwanda apply for immigration bail.
11 Aug 2022
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