Protest on the day of Moreton Hall detention centre official opening – June 1st 2011

On Wednesday June 1st 2011 a noisy demonstration was held outside Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre in Swinderby, Lincolnshire, expressing dismay, disgust and anger against the opening of another new detention centre. No Borders activists from Nottingham were joined by Campaign to Close Campsfield (Oxford).

Morton Hall was officially opened by immigration minister Damian Green. The centre, previously a prison, has space to hold single men with 393 bed spaces. There is ongoing refurbishment work at the centre, so detainees will arrive in stages until the centre is finished (due to complete in September).

Background:
http://ncadc.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/new-immigration-prison-official-opening-ceremony/
http://www.nobordersnottingham.org.uk/regional-news-and-events/new-detention-centre-announced-at-hmp-morton-hall-in-lincolnshire/

One thought on “Protest on the day of Moreton Hall detention centre official opening – June 1st 2011

  1. Morton Hall is up and running, and sadly i’m detained here now, my detention started 14.3.2008.
    Me and my fellow detainees here need support of detainee support group.
    I been detaineed with lie and deception by UKBA as lieing comes naturally to UKBA, On a assumed named deportation order i been held for over 18 months then UKBA admitted the mistake, how ever continued to detain me till this day.

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