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See posts regarding contingency accommodation which is sometimes quasi-detention
27 February 2023: Guardian: Maintenance failures sparked Heathrow detention centre disturbances, FoI reveals
Freedom of information responses reveal damning findings of internal investigations into power cuts at Harmondsworth in 2022
A catalogue of maintenance failures over more than a decade caused power cuts that triggered disturbances at Europe’s largest immigration detention centre last year, the Guardian has learned.
The disturbances at Harmondsworth, the 676-bed centre near Heathrow, led to elite prison squads and the Metropolitan police being called to the scene to quell the protest. As a result of the power failure the centre had to be closed for several weeks and detainees relocated to other detention centres and prisons around the UK.
Freedom of information responses obtained by the charity Medical Justice and passed to the Guardian reveal the damning findings of internal investigations into what went wrong and found that “a lack of preventative routine maintenance” caused “multiple power failures”.Continue reading “Detention Centres — IRCs”