New detention phone system to keep detainees under control
A new phone system run by a private company will replace personal mobile phones in immigration detention centres, Corporate Watch can reveal. The trial at Tinsley House detention centre, near Gatwick airport, is run by Global Comms & Consulting Ltd (GCC), which specialises in secure telecommunications services to major government agencies and multinational companies.
Detainees will not be able to call free numbers and will pay significantly higher
rates to call their family and solicitors. All calls will also be recorded,
monitored and disrupted when necessary by the immigration authorities and/or the immigration prison’s management. …
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The 3-month trial of the phone system at Tinsley detention centre near Gatwick runs to the end of May.
Please take some time on Friday 13 May between 9am and 5pm to phone GCC to
· voice your protest at their profiteering out of vulnerable detainees and to
· demand they pull out of the deal with the infamous G4S to extend the scheme to all UK immigration detention centres.
GCC can be contacted on: 0845 30 13 123