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Concerns over detention time at Morton Hall, Swinderby

An independent inspection of an immigration detention centre found people were being detained for months ­— even though a judge had granted them bail or in cases where there was professional evidence they were at risk of harm if they remained.

In 2019, the five longest serving detainees at Morton Hall, Swinderby, spent between 388 and 784 days there.

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In its 2019 annual report, the Independent Monitoring Board ­— appointed by ministers to ensure detainees are treated humanely ­— commended the professional focus of staff on the safety, dignity and welfare of detainees, particularly those who are vulnerable or who exhibit challenging behaviour.

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