First death in immigration detention 2017 / 3rd in five weeks

Domiciliary Prisonsource: The Unity Centre
published: 13 January 2017

Just a month following the two deaths in immigration detention centres (Morton Hall and Colnbrook) in December 2016 another death has occurred at Morton Hall. This time by suicide on Wednesday 11th January 2017.

Detainees currently at Morton Hall report the man as ‘young and quiet, never causing any trouble’. He spent his time watching TV, playing games and at the Gym. They say the atmosphere at the centre are ‘very low and people are sick and tired of the place’.

Speaking to ex-detainee friends of The Unity Centre the mood is also low, no one is surprised at yet another death but anger levels are high as suicides and deaths within the detention estates continue at what seems to be an increasing rate.

What has been reported to The Unity Centre by detainees held in Morton Hall is that it is believed the man was found around 12noon Wednesday 11th January hanging in his room/cell.

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