“Mum phones every day. I cannot explain how it makes me feel. It makes me feel sad and confused”.
Tara Casey wrote recently, ‘Poverty is not a crime and should never be treated as one’. Likewise, seeking asylum is not a crime, but is too often treated as one.
The American academic Professor Juliet Stumpf described the convergence of criminal and immigration law as ‘crimmigration’. Two recent cases illustrate how harshly asylum seekers may be treated under crimmigration law.
On 27 June the Centre held an event at HMP Grendon to discuss the conditions in prisons across the UK and Europe, and what can be done to improve them.
The event was organised by the...