HM Chief Inspector of Prisons' inspection of Dover Immigration Removal Centre - our response - Refugee Council
August 15, 2012

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons’ inspection of Dover Immigration Removal Centre – our response

In response to the Chief Inspector of Prisons Report on Dover Immigration Removal Centre, Judith Dennis, Advocacy Officer, said

“Although many improvements have been made since the last inspection, we are particularly worried to learn of the inadequate safeguards in place to protect torture survivors who have been detained. Detention is not appropriate for people who have experienced torture so the government must make sure that this no longer happens. We also note that young people whose age was disputed would be kept in segregation, an issue that we highlighted in a recent Refugee Council report. We repeat our call for this practice to end; those whose age is in dispute must be released from detention so that they can have their ages properly and independently assessed.”

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