Bail for Immigration Detainees has launched an urgent campaign for the release of people being held in immigration detention in prisons.
BID and 40 other organisations have written to the Home Secretary calling for the urgent release of people detained under immigration powers in prison.
The call starts with an affirmation that all immigration detention is inherently harmful and should be ended entirely. However, the use of prisons for this purpose is even more damaging, particularly during a pandemic.
Data published on the 13th November shows 1,529 people have now contracted COVID-19 across 89 sites in the prison estate. Meanwhile the number of people detained in prisons under immigration powers has increased.
This is urgent. And you can help. Go the BID website for more info and quick actions you can take to support this call: