Jerome Phelps Director of Detention Action

Jerome Phelps has been working with people in immigration detention since 2003. Initially the only staff member, he has led Detention Action to take on a national role in challenging immigration detention. He has written or co-written Detention Action’s three influential reports: Detained Lives (2009) and No Return No Release No Reason (2011) on indefinite detention, and Fast Track to Despair (2012) on the Detained Fast Track asylum process. He has played a leading role in Detention Action’s national campaigns on these issues. Jerome has written on detention issues for a variety of publications. He is the Western Europe representative of the International Detention Coalition.