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.