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Pen Portraits


  1. The Inquiry heard and received evidence from formerly detained people about their experiences at Brook House. A selection of their accounts is set out in this chapter – collated from oral evidence, witness statements and other documentary evidence – in order to illustrate a range of experiences of detained people at Brook House during the relevant period (from 1 April 2017 to 31 August 2017). These pen portraits are the accounts of individuals, and they are included to provide an insight into personal experiences of detention at Brook House, and its impact on detained people. They are not findings of fact, and any findings in respect of those featured here will be set out later in this Report.