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

27 May 2020
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

Independent Inquiry into Brook House launches call for evidence

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 March 2020
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.

"Serco: rewarding failure?" BID volunteer Alice writes for the Justice Gap

25 February 2020
After years of scandals & abuse, Serco have been awarded £200m to run two IRCs. We ask how they can possibly be trusted with such vast responsibility.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.”

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

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

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

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

Hidden Histories: Yarl’s Wood and its captive women

8 March 2019
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.
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