"Well, they say it is not a prison but it is because you are checked every second. Even if you go to the dining hall they check your bag when you come out. Even coming from here to the next room. Its a degrading experience; there are cameras everywhere, even if you want to undress and have a bath there are cameras. It’s just degrading. But I hope the 28 day limit can come in. I was there 9 days – some people are there for one year, or a year and a half. They send you a text saying “come to legal”, what if I don’t speak English or can’t read. Then they have the audacity to say ‘we have been waiting all morning, why didn’t you come.’ And I replied ‘you are assuming I can read and can speak English’.
Take an Action against Immigration Detention:
Support the Time4aTimeLimit Campaign http://detentionforum.org.uk/
Join a demonstration against detention (recent demonstrations have been held at Yarl's Wood and Harmondsworth)
Join Detention unlocked virtual tours from September http://unlocked.org.uk/
Donate a £5 Lyca Top-up Card to the Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group to top-up the phone of any member that has been detained so they can talk to friends, family and legal representatives.