The News Movement has spoken to seven people currently or recently detained at the Brook House immigration removal centre. They described incidents of self-harm and attempted suicide, the use of isolation cells, working for £3 a day and a lack of medical help.
Along with detained people in Brook House, Dr Rachel Bingham of Medical Justice was also interviewed, and expressed her concerns about the physical and mental health our client’s face in detention.
Video summarising abuse at Brook House IRC
This video is a recording of an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention briefing session organised by Medical Justice to summarise the evidence heard by the Brook House Public Inquiry (BHI), set up to investigate the shocking mistreatment of detained individuals at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) which was caught on undercover cameras and exposed by BBC Panorama in 2017.
Content warning : distressing video scenes of abuse and self-harm