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Patron: Professor John Fitzpatrick, OBE
Kent Law Clinic

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Kent Refugee Help (KRH) is a small charity supporting immigration detainees held in Dover Immigration Removal Centre (DIRC) and in Her Majesty's Prisons (HMP) Wormwood Scrubs, Pentonville, Wandsworth and Elmley.

The Refugee Tales
A nine-day walk from Dover to Crawley 
via Canterbury, 13 to 21  June 2015

Inside Immigration Detention

A new book by Mary Bosworth on  immigration detention, exposing its isolating and dehumanising effects, has just been published.  Read a review here.

Sureties Needed!

If you are a UK citizen in good standing, and feel able to give someone in detention an urgently-needed vote of confidence at an extremely difficult moment in their lives, please, please get in touch! For more information, see "Surety".  

‘There's really no such thing as the “voiceless”. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard’ – Arundhati Roy - See more at:
personal insight into immigration detention, volunteer visiting and the impact on both 
individual and community. Oral history has enabled us to capture the things that are important to each individual, in their own words.We invite you to watch Hidden Stories, the inside story of visiting detention, in the words of those who have made that journey.

Frances Webber updates developments in the Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention.  Click here for report.  ​

Published on 13 Dec 2014.  Hidden Stories is a short film commemorating 20 years of volunteer visiting to immigration detainees. AVID, the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees, undertook oral history research with volunteer visitors, former visitors and former detainees. The resulting interviews provide unprecedented 
postal address: 
PO Box 192
Whitstable, Kent

Eddie Barns Memorial Fund

Following the very sad death of our caseworker, Eddie Barns, in February, 2013, KRH established a fund in his name specifically for the emergency needs of our clients.  We continue to gratefully accept contributions to the fund.  

 "Too many laws, not enough justice..," a voice from Haslar Immigration Removal Centre...

​[This blog was submitted in evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry, see above]


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