Asylum seekers ‘degraded’ at detention centre: key points from Brook House inquiry

Report on immigration removal centre details ‘crushing’ abuse and excessive use of force that has left detainees with PTSD

The Brook House public inquiry report, published on Tuesday, has been described as a searing indictment of immigration detention, where migrants who are not being punished for a criminal offence are locked up indefinitely.

The report was commissioned because undercover footage obtained by the BBC’s Panorama team provided evidence of suffering by many detainees. The report includes moving pen portraits of some of those detained.

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