This is what life is like inside an immigration detention centre

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This is what life is like inside an immigration detention centre
5th November 2014

When Metlem Avci was a child, she was detained in a UK immigration centre for three months. Metlem and her mother were trying to escape the violence and oppression of her home country. She describes the poor living conditions and the substandard health care available. She descibes the centre as a 'prison for innocent people'. 

Metlem is joined by Sophie Radice, from Women for Refugee Women, who discusses the problems within these centres and how long the process can take - with some women being held for over a year. 


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