Locked up without limit

10 people have been locked up solely under the immigration act for up to 4.4 years (a mind-numbing 32 years between them). A recent Freedom of Information request revealed that the ten longest detentions as of December 2012 were:
A secure area4.4 years    (1,620 days)    Male
4.1 years    (1,522 days)    Male
3.6 years    (1,348 days)    Male
3.6 years    (1,117 days)    Female
3.0 years    (1,096 days)    Male
2.9 years    (1,063 days)    Male
2.8 years    (1,033 days)    Male
2.7 years    (1,019 days)    Male
2.7 years    (1,018 days)    Male
2.6 years    (980 days)    Male
Remember that there is no limit on the length that someone can be detained under the immigration act – unlike the terrorism act!

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Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson

Peter is a freelance writer and former director of Leeds Asylum Seekers' Support Network. Find him on twitter @viewsofworld

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