Last year, the Home Office locked up nearly 30,000 people - including survivors of torture, trafficking and rape - in immigration centres, with no time limit on detention.

Some are held for years in prison-like conditions that are rife with abuse.

This indefinite immigration detention tears families apart, devastates mental health and destroys lives.

I am urging your readers to sign Liberty’s petition calling for a 28-day time limit on detention, by visiting

Mary Holden

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