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Foreign nationals awaiting deportation get head massage

The detainees subjected to treatment to keep them healthy

23rd October 2009: The UK Border Agency is taking care of the detainees at immigration removal centers after all.


Reports trickling in suggest "Well Being Day" held at the Government-funded Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in Berkshire saw foreign nationals awaiting deportation in UK being treated to aromatherapy, yoga and head massages.

It was a part of theme day, regularly held at the centre housing more than 300 detainees. Even though it left the Taxpayers’ Alliance fuming over the reports, a spokesman for the UK Border Agency clarified the detainees were subjected to such treatment to keep them healthy.

The Sun quoted the spokesman, as saying to maintain order and prevent health issues, they provide activities which encourage detainees to remain co-operative. The spokesman added they were determined to ensure people were treated compassionately.

This is not the first time that the UK Government has initiated steps at the well-being of the detainees. Earlier in June, the government dished out thousands of pounds on Nintendo Wiis and plasma TVs for the inmates

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