Last updated: June 2009

Hong Kong Detention Profile

List of Detention Sites  

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Name Status (Year) Location Facility Type Security Authority Management Capacity Reported Population on a Single Day Demographics & Segregation
British Military Hospital-Ward 10 Closed (1995) King's Peak, Kowloon, Hong Kong Other - military hospital            
Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre In use (2009) Tuen Mun, Hong Kong Migrant detention centre Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Correctional Services 400 (2008) 183 (as of 31 December 2008) Adult males and females
Central Government Pier   Central, Hong Kong   Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Chi Ma Wan Correctional Institution (Chi Ma Wan Detention Centre) In use (2009) Lantau Island Prison Secure Security Bureau / Correctional Services Correctional Services     Adult females only
China Ferry Terminal Detention Room   Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Transit zone Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Drills Corner Military Camp   Drills Corner, New Territories Other - military camp            
Green Island Reception Centre In use (2009) Green Island, Hong Kong Migrant detention centre Secure Security Bureau Correctional Services      
High Island Detention Centre Closed (1998)                
Hong Kong Airport Detention Quarters In use (2009) Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong Transit zone Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal   Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong Transit zone Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bay Port Detention Quarters   Hong Kong Port Area of the Shenzhen Bay Port Transit zone Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Immigration Tower (Wanchai Tower II) In use (2009) Wan Chai, Hong Kong Immigration office Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Kai Tak Vietnamese Migrant Transit Centre Closed (1997)                
Lai Chi Kok Correctional Institution In use (2009) Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Prison Secure Security Bureau / Correctional Services Correctional Services 600 (2008)   Adult females only
Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre In use (2009) Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Prison Secure Security Bureau / Correctional Services Correctional Services 1,084 (2008)   Adult males only
Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point Detention Quarters   Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point, Hong Kong-Shenzhen border Transit zone Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre In use (2009) Kowloon, Hong Kong Migrant detention centre Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department 87 (2008)    
Ma Tau Wai Girls' Home Closed (2007) Kowloon, Hong Kong Prison - Juvenile detention centre Secure Labour and Welfare Bureau / Social Welfare Department Labour and Welfare Bureau / Social Welfare Department     Adult females only
New Horizons Vietnamese Refugee Departure Centre Closed (1999)                
Pui Chi Boys' Home Closed (2007) Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Prison - Juvenile detention centre Secure Labour and Welfare Bureau / Social Welfare Department Labour and Welfare Bureau / Social Welfare Department     Minors only
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Custodial Ward In use (2009) Kowloon, Hong Kong Prison - hospital Secure Security Bureau / Correctional Services Correctional Services      
Queen Mary Hospital Custodial Ward In use (2009) Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Prison - hospital Secure Security Bureau / Correctional Services Correctional Services      
River Trade Terminal Detention Room   Tuen Mun, New Territories Transit zone Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
San Uk Ling Holding Centre (San Uk Ling Immigration Clearance Centre) In use (2009) New Territories, Hong Kong Migrant detention centre Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home In use (2009) Tuen Mun, Hong Kong Prison - Juvenile detention centre Secure Labour and Welfare Bureau / Social Welfare Department Labour and Welfare Bureau / Social Welfare Department 388 (2008)   Minors only
Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal Detention Room   Tuen Mun, New Territories Transit zone Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Immigration Department      
Victoria Immigration Centre (Victoria Prison) Closed (2004) Hong Kong Island Prison Secure Security Bureau / Immigration Department Correctional Services      
Victoria Road Centre ("The Zoo") Closed (2006)     Secure          
Whitehead Detention Centre-Section 5 Closed (1998)                

 

Sources
(This is only a partial list. More detailed information is available upon request.)

  • Department of Justice (Hong Kong). Website. “Ordinances of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China.” Available on the website of the Hong Kong Legal Information Institute. http://www.hklii.org/ (accessed 10 June 2009).
  • Department of Justice (Hong Kong). Website. “Regulations of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China.” Available on the website of the Hong Kong Legal Information Institute. http://www.hklii.org/ (accessed 10 June 2009).
  • Hong Kong Correctional Services. Website. "Individual Institutions." Page last updated 12 June 2009. http://www.csd.gov.hk/english/ins/ins_ind/ins_ind.html (accessed 15 June 2009).
  • Hong Kong Government. Hong Kong Yearbook 2007. Information services department, Civil Service Bureau, HKSAR Government. Document code: F30010800E0 http://www.yearbook.gov.hk/ (accessed 20 May 2009).
  • Social Welfare Department. Website. "Correctional / Residential Home Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home." Page last updated 15 May 2009. http://www.swd.gov.hk/en/textonly/site_pubsvc/page_offdr/sub_crhomes/ (accessed 10 June 2009).