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Brook House IRC – No Evidence of Abuse Culture During Inspection

An enhanced inspection approach, involving extensive interviews, was used when inspectors returned to Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) at Gatwick nearly two years after a covert BBC film showed apparent abuse by staff, a new inspection report says. The additional interviews with detainees and staff during an inspection in May and June 2019 did […]

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 […]