Leader comment: Questions over new Dungavel holding centre



The announcement that Dungavel removal centre in Lanarkshire was to close was greeted with widespread approval, it was an insitution that enjoyed little support and sparked much protest.
Even when it stopped detaining children in 2010 it remained controversial and was often criticised for being a prison for people who had committed no crime and for the length of time immigrants were incarcerated there.
And now the plans for the centre that will replace it have been published. The Home Office wants to build a 51-bed “short-term holding facility” on Abbotsinch Road on a former British Airways... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 44
Source: Scotsman
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