Freed Voices is a group of experts-by-experience committed to speaking out about the realities of the UK’s immigration detention system and calling for reform.
Freed Voices is the only group of its kind campaigning on immigration detention. Between us, we have lost over 20 years of our lives to detention, and we believe it is essential that those who have been affected by detention are at the heart of the campaign to challenge it.
Freed Voices is coordinated, supported and facilitated by Detention Action, and we work closely together on all our activities.
We campaign. We speak. We write. We reach out to the public and those in power to inform, challenge and create change for the better. We work towards our ultimate goal of seeing the walls of immigration detention fall for the good.
Freed Voices is made up of people who have experienced immigration detention in the UK, and are now committed to speaking out.
We have around 20 members and are expanding with new members joining regularly.
“We, the migrants, have become leverage in Government’s bid for votes. Detention is just the place where politicians warehouse their bargaining chips. Only we are not bargaining chips – we are people. And we need a human approach to immigration that reflects that. We need an end to indefinite detention.”
– Kasonga, Freed Voices
Our members come together from across the country to meet, campaign and support each other. We are all dedicated to campaigning on immigration detention in an authentic, pragmatic and strategic way.
“Detention drained me of my confidence, but being part of Freed Voices gives me new confidence.”
Freed Voices member