Home Office releases 300 from detention centres amid Covid-19 pandemic

Release follows legal action that argues Home Office is failing to protect immigration detainees
Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Home Office has released almost 300 people from detention centres in the last few days because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Guardian has learned.
The speed and scale of the release is unprecedented in recent years. Detainees and charities estimate that more than a quarter of those currently locked up have been set free.
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Release follows legal action that argues Home Office is failing to protect immigration detainees

The Home Office has released almost 300 people from detention centres in the last few days because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Guardian has learned.

The speed and scale of the release is unprecedented in recent years. Detainees and charities estimate that more than a quarter of those currently locked up have been set free.

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