My doctoral research explores deportation from the UK to Jamaica. Specifically, I am focusing on the life stories of five individuals who moved to the UK as children, and were deported as adult men, following interaction with the criminal justice system. I have conducted fieldwork in Jamaica, on two separate research trips. I have also met with friends and family members of these deported persons in the UK. I want to offer portraits of people who have been deported from their homes in the world, and reflect on what their biographies tell us about immigration control and race in contemporary Britain.