“Life after Detention” BID volunteer Charlotte writes for the Justice Gap

28 May 2020
Three stories reflecting an immigration system that inflicts so much harm with such little compassion

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.

BID signs Runnymede Trust’s Open Letter 'Windrush: 10 urgent recommendations'

14 April 2020
BID joins organisations urging the government to implement 10 recommendations following the Windrush Review.

"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.

Help us demand the release of all immigration detainees amid public health crisis

8 April 2020
As the Covid-19 threat intensifies we need your help to get people out of detention.

Council of Europe Commissioner calls for the release of Immigration Detainees amid Covid-19 Crisis

31 March 2020
Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović calls for release of immigration detainees while Covid-19 crisis continues.

“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.

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.

Statement by Bail for Immigration Detainees on the upcoming charter flight to Jamaica

6 February 2020
Of the 50 people who are scheduled to be deported on the charter flight to Jamaica next week 5 are BID clients. Read our full statement.

BID speaks to the Independent about how the government detain hundreds of trafficking victims

24 October 2019
BID were asked to comment after the Home Office were forced to pay compensation to a victim of modern slavery for their unlawful detention.

On anti-slavery day we call upon the government to stop detaining victims of trafficking

18 October 2019
The UK government continues to detain victims of trafficking in their hundreds, despite the harm it causes.

Failures and Cover-ups: suicide in UK detention centres

10 September 2019
Today on World Suicide Prevention day we shed light on the national scandal of suicide in immigration detention

BID joins 30 organisations calling for data on victims of trafficking

22 August 2019
BID has signed an open letter calling for the government to release data on the immigration outcomes of victims of trafficking.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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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