Immigration Detention in the UK

Melanie Griffiths, Stephanie Silverman

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This briefing provides an overview of immigration detention practices in the UK. It discusses the capacity of the UK’s detention estate, including the number of detainees, their characteristics, and lengths of detention. It also examines the detention of children and the overall financial costs of operating the estate. The briefing is updated every two years.
Original languageEnglish
TypeMigration Observatory briefing paper
Media of outputOnline article
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • immigration
  • detention


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