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More than half the people held in immigration detention during a six month period were released into the community instead of being deported

More than half of the people held in an immigration detention centre during a six-month period were then released back into the community instead of being deported. Campaigners branded the detention “pointless cruelty” and a waste of taxpayer funds as the figure was revealed in a report about Brook House Immigration Removal Centre by the […]

Home Office refused leave to appeal in prisoner abuse inquiry

The Home Office has failed in a bid to challenge a High Court ruling over the terms of an investigation into alleged abuse at a scandal-hit immigration detention centre. Two former detainees at Brook House immigration removal centre, identified only as MA and BB, successfully argued that a full independent investigation into “systemic and institutional […]