Introducing cosmetic changes to the Direct Provision system will not be tolerated by the people in DP nor by their supporters. The whole system stinks and is held together by corruption as the pockets of lots of catering companies and building owners are lined every year. I am hazarding a guess that not one centre owner has ever spent a week living in a room in their own room under the conditions that the people living in DP have to suffer. Prisoners get early parole for good behaviour from prison and DP is a prison so I think the residents should be freed for their exemplary good behaviour. Children should not be residing in these prisons which the government calls “HOME”
Child of female prisoner
17. (1) A child, of less than twelve months of age, of a female prisoner, may be admitted to a prison and remain with the mother to facilitate breastfeeding until the child has reached twelve months of age.
(2) In the case of a prisoner who gives birth to a child during the term of her imprisonment, the child may be admitted to a prison and remain with the mother in prison, until the child has reached twelve months of age.
I am not saying, separate families. What I am saying is abolish DP and bulldoze down every building so that they can never again be used in such a fashion for financial gain by so few from the suffering and misery of so many