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About Detention


people were indefinitely detained in 2022-23. The government claims people are held ‘as a last resort’ but 68% are released on bail.

45% over 28 days

At the end of September 2022, 45% of people in detention had been held for more than 28 days.


Cost to the taxpayer to detain one person for a year, at £120 per day.

Thanks for all the support you have given me during my period of detention, the comfort it brought me prevented so much damage. Thank you for the visits and the time being there on the phone.

T, formerly in immigration detention

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