History of Campsfield Immigrant Detention Centre

Throughout Campsfield’s history, detainees locked up inside have individually and collectively protested about their conditions of imprisonment and for their release. There have been rooftop protests, hunger strikes, letters to ministers and to the press to complain about their wrongful imprisonment. Group 4, the managers of the centre, and the Immigration Service have regularly responded by victimising complainants and transferring them to prisons. Both Amnesty and UNHCR have condemned this practice. The Campaign to Close Campsfield continues to fight to have the voices of the detainees heard and to end immigration detention.