Tag Archives: asylum

Oakington IRC – 2008 Report by the Chief Inspector of Prisons

Yet another damming report on Oakington Immigration Centre has been published, this time by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP). The content has been discussed in an article entitled: Immigration centre ‘is unsafe’ published on the BBC News website on the morning of Friday, 12 December 2008. Initially the report wasn’t available online, so I [...]

Threatened Deportation of Watford footballer Al Bangura

David Howarth, I would like to draw your attention to the situation of Watford footballer Al Bangura who is facing deportation to Sierra Leone and add my voice to those calling for the Home Office to reverse its decision to deport him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/w/watford/7111120.stm Al Bangura has built up his life in the UK establishing great [...]

Oakington IMB Application

I applied to become a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at Oakington Immigration Centre on the 2nd of December 2007. The two primary questions on the application form asked why I wanted to be a member of the IMB and what skills and abilities I had to offer, my responses to these questions, which [...]