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More than 350 women are languishing in Yarl's Wood as they endure a lengthy process to determine their immigration status. BBC News has some stats from the report;
Mr Hardwick's report suggests that conditions have worsened since inspectors last visited two years ago. More than half of the detainees who were surveyed said they felt unsafe.
The U.K. Home Office says it is committed to "treating all detainees with dignity and respect" but at time of writing detainees can held for an unspecified period of time without trial.
There are calls for a "strict time limit" on detentions but also calls from human rights organisations that Yarl's Wood and similar centres are closed and immigration disputes are resolved in the community rather than in a 'prison' in all but name.
On the movement to shut down Yarl’s Wood - “Headbutt the bitch, I’d beat her up,” said one Serco guard, caught on camera at the notorious UK immigration removal centre - Open Democracy
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