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Fears over detainees

CONCERNS have been raised over the treatment of detainees at Scotland's only immigration removal centre.

Once named the best of its kind by inspectors, Dungavel House must improve in a number of areas, according to the findings of a new report by Nick Hardwick, the chief inspector of prisons. While inspectors praised the help being given to non-English speaking inmates, they said detainees were not able to meet privately with their lawyers. Inspectors also said there was a lack of training to identify and treat torture survivors and that detainees were often given little transfer notice.

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