Barbed wire around RAF Wethersfield - an extremely secure site where asylum-seekers live under detention-like conditions.

Conditions are so bad at RAF Wethersfield that asylum-seekers are setting fire to themselves. There have also been suicide attempts, weight loss, self-harm, insomnia, and worsening PTSD. Several children have been mistakenly placed there.

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The Bibby Stockholm barge at Portland - a quasi-detention site for asylum-seekers

This briefing compares conditions at the barge site with the 6 features of quasi-detention as outlined by the APPG on Immigration Detention in their December 2021 report.

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Bibby Stockholm

The latest MAF update reveals it’s “in no one’s interests” for asylum-seekers to leave the barge or get off their shuttle bus, which only adds to the existing quasi-detention conditions

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The controversial asylum-seeker barge, the Bibby Stockholm

While negotiating its first barge for asylum-seekers, the government dithered for so long that two other barges, both preferred options, slipped through their fingers.

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Suicidal asylum-seeker in a hotel

One Life To Live is helping to expose suicide amongst asylum-seekers who are finding life in hotels, or transfer to the Bibby Stockholm, too much to bear.

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Barbed wire at an asylum seeker containment site
Bexhill purchase on BBC Newsnight

Round-up of the media coverage of the Bexhill story in which the government paid more than twice for the site as private developers did a year earlier.

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The planned asylum detention centre at Northeye, Bexhill, East Sussex

The government has bought a derelict, contaminated brownfield site to use as an asylum centre, delivering £9m profit for private vendors in just 13 months.

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Asylum-seekers gazing out to sea

Following the High Court’s refusal of a claim against the Home Office, a fresh application for a JR – this time against Dorset Council – has been issued.

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Carralyn Parkes being interviewed outside the High Court in London about the Bibby Stockholm judicial review

What was the claim really about? How significant is the judgment, and how might we feel about it? What are the next steps?

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