Migrant children 'held too long'

18 Aug 2008
  • The British Chief Inspector of Prisons launches a comprehensive report, following an announced inspection last February in Yarl’s Wood Centre in Bedfordshire, UK. The BBC reports that “the plight of detained children remained of great concern” and disabled children were detained and incarcerated for large amounts of time. The report stresses the lack of activities and education provided for the children. Eventually, the number of days that children were held at the centre rose from 8 to 15 within 2 years and it appeared that 83 migrant children had been confined for over 28 days. (The report can be downloaded here)

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