Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre to Double Capacity

Britain has the largest network of immigration detention centres in Europe...
Britain has the largest network of immigration detention centres in Europe, with more than 3,100 places. The new extension at Harmondsworth will add 364 more beds to that total, and more than double its existing capacity of 259.

A new block will include 'prison-type accommodation', holding two people, with toilets located inside the room, behind screening.

The UK Border Agency say the expansion will allow the UK Border Agency to remove even more foreign criminals and failed asylum seekers.

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