Quick Facts

Dedicated long-term immigration detention centres: 11 (2011)

Short-term residential detention centres: 3 (2011)

Semi-secure “family friendly” centres: 1 (2011)

Detention capacity at long-term facilities: 3,341 (2011)

Removals and voluntary departures: 57,085 (2010)

Asylum seekers in detention: 17,790 (2010)

Irregular residents: 525,000-950,000 (end 2007)

Max. length of administrative immigration detention: No limit

United Kingdom Detention Profile

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HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. 2010g. Report on an unannounced follow-up inspection of Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre. 16-17 August 2010. http://www.justice.gov.uk/inspectorates/hmi-prisons/docs/Colnbrook_2010_rps.pdf (accessed 26 May 2011).

 

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