Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Stop the reopening Campsfield House Detention Centre

The Government have announced they're reopening the Campsfield House Detention Centre.

Before its closure in 2018, there were concerns about the length of time people were being detained, and the high proportion of detainees taken into detention and then subsequently released.

The community fought for many years to get the site closed and in 2015 successfully campaigned to stop further expansion.

It is shameful that the Government will be locking up people fleeing war, persecution and torture for an indefinite length of time with no idea about when they will be released.

Instead of reopening a closed detention centre, the Home Secretary should be reducing immigration detention to an absolute last resort, to save both money and misery.

We, the undersigned, call on the Government to stop the reopening of Campsfield House Detention Centre.

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