Serco Renews Yarl’s Wood Prison Contract, Govt Overlooks Sexual Misconduct Claims – 25 November 2014

RT logoA Serco immigration detention center where two staff members were fired for alleged sexual misconduct has been awarded a renewed £70 million contract by the British government.

Yarl’s Wood in Bedfordshire has been the subject of heated criticism by human rights activists amid damning reports of women being detained for prolonged periods, sexual misconduct by prison staff, and pregnant women being held without reasonable justification.

Despite these allegations, Britain’s Home Office has officially awarded Serco the lucrative contract to manage the immigration prison for another eight years.

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