• What: Research into the impact of the use of the prison estate as a place of detention for immigration detainees in the UK
  • Who: Bail for Immigration Detainees
  • When: 2014

I designed this research to capture concerns about access to justice arising out of BID's legal casework with administrative detainees held within a criminal justice framework. Immigration detainees held in the prison estate suffer from multiple, systemic, and compounding practical barriers to accessing justice, with a serious effect on their ability to progress their immigration case, seek independent scrutiny of their ongoing detention from the courts and tribunals, and seek release from detention, as well as on their physical and mental wellbeing.

I used evidence from this research in an oral evidence session and in written evidence on behalf of BID to the joint APPG on Refugees and the APPG on Migration Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom, 2014-2015

Project report: Adeline Trude, (2014), 'Denial of justice: the hidden use of UK prisons for immigration detention. Evidence from BID’s outreach, legal & policy teams'. Bail for Immigration Detainees.