ZA supports the closing of detention centres

 2015 – Surround Harmondsworth/Colnbook IRCs

Saturday 7th February 1:00pm
Colnbrook By-Pass, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0HB
This Saturday the Movement for Justice is holding the sixth Surround Harmondsworth demonstration since last June; It will be a week before the Parliamentary Inquiry into immigration detention is due to issue its report and a month after the latest court ruling that the notorious Detained Fast Track process in Unlawful.
These demonstrations are the focus of a growing national movement exposing the truth about the inherent abuses and racism of immigration detention, fighting to shut it down and end ‘Fast Track’, and challenging the political system that scapegoats immigrants & asylum seekers for the social problems that its policies have created.
Surround Harmondsworth is the voice for the army of men and women who are fighting or have fought against the detention system on the inside – individually and collectively, from uprisings and mass protests to the courageous action of women detainees in Yarl’s Wood who have defied intimidation and cover-up to speak out against sexual abuse. Whether they are now outside or still inside, they are determined to build an integrated movement to eradicate this injustice from British society.
Contact Movement for Justice
Antonia Bright (MFJ chair) 07930 302 263
Tony Gard (MFJ National Organiser) 07587 693 316

NCADC changes name to Right to Remain – see new website


For news on current Detention Issues click on monthly newsletter from AVID:

In Touch 131 sept 2014

In Touch 130 July 2014

In Touch 129 June 2014

In Touch March In Touch 126 FINAL amended

In Touch   Issue 125 February 2014

In Touch July 2013In Touch April 2013

In Touch112 Jan 2013

In Touch 109 Oct 2012

In Touch Sept 108

In Touch 107 August 2012

In Touch 105 June 2012 (2)

In Touch 104 May 2012

A new report has been published on Women Detained, see link




The Diaspora Support Network supports the resettlement of foreign national detainees and unlocks their potential to positively contribute, build and sustain their communities.  As well as providing this support to individuals who are facing deportation from the UK (deportation following a criminal conviction, as opposed to administrative removal), they also run outreach sessions aimed at anyone who is having an immigration problem related to potential deportation of themselves or a family member who is a foreign national who may be in prison or in a removal centre.  DSN aims to provide them with details on where they can get support in the UK and in their home country.

These outreach sessions are run on the first Saturday of every month, at theCarnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, London, SE24 0AG. The venue can be accessed from Loughborough Junction rail station (10 minute walk) or from the P4 bus which stops immediately outside the Library. This bus can be accessed opposite Brixton underground station.  See info here.

Spring Newsletter from Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group GDWG Newsletter Spring 2013

Detainees, supporters or legal reps are encouraged to make their   referrals to Medical Justice  online 
The online referral function  allows you to type in the information required to make a referral – copy and paste is allowed and you can attach files.

New reports on Detention Issues:

A Prison in the Mind

Below are links to lobbying groups and campaigns working with detainees