Detention and Friendship: Knowing you inside (and) out


This piece originally appeared on Unlocking Detention blog. #Unlocked16 is focussing on the theme of ‘families and friends’.

In this (very) special#Unlocked16 recording, Kasonga from Freed Voices interviews his old friend, Harsha, about the impact his detention had on him. In doing so, they offer a rare insight into the (all too often unreported) ‘ripple affect’ of indefinite detention and the way this traumatic experience can have tragic consequences beyond the individual detained; the stigma of talking about detention, even among loved ones; and the vitality and strength that comes with solidarity and support.