A general picture shows the window view from inside the hallway that leads to the prison cells for the detainees' inside the abandoned facility of the Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) Campsfield in Kidlington near Oxford on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. (VX Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)
The British media reported this week that the Home Office is planning to reopen Campsfield again as a 282-bed detention site to ‘support’ the plan to ship asylum seekers to east Africa.
IRC Campsfield was the site of a number of protests from human rights campaigners and has seen a number of hunger strikes and one suicide.
Campsfield House in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, was shut down in 2018 after years of problems, including riots, escapes and complaints about conditions. According to the British press, the final inspection of the 282-bed facility before it shut down found that 41% of its detainees felt unsafe.