Reading: Staff fired over sex with detainee at Yarl’s Wood immigration centre
Read this earlier and it just made my stomach turn. From the BBC –
Two male staff members at the Yarl’s Wood immigration centre in Bedfordshire have been sacked for having sex with a female detainee.
The article goes on –
Elsewhere, the surprise inspection found pregnant women had been held without evidence of exceptional circumstances required to justify their captivity.
One of the women had been admitted to hospital twice because of pregnancy-related complications.
And detainees who had clear human trafficking indicators – such as one woman who had been picked up in a brothel – had not been referred to the national trafficking referral mechanism, as required.