Last updated: June 2011

United Kingdom Detention Profile

List of Detention Sites  

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Name Status (Year) Location Facility Type Detention Timeframe Security Authority Management Capacity Reported Population on a Single Day Demographics & Segregation
Brook House Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) London Gatwick Airport, Gatwick Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency G4S (2011) 426 (2011) 395 (31 March 2011) Adult males only (2011)
Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Kidlington, Oxfordshire Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency Mitie PLC (2011) 216 (2011) 215 (31 March 2011) Adult males only (2011)
Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency Serco Ltd. (2011) 308 (2011) 280 (31 March 2011) Adult males and females. Gender segregation (2011)
Colnbrook Residential Short-Term Holding Facility In use (2011) Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex Migrant detention centre Medium-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency Serco Ltd. (2011) 80 (2011) 65 (31 March 2011) Adult males and females. Gender segregation (2010)
Dover Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Western Heights, Dover, Kent Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency HM Prison Service (2011) 314 (2011) 270 (31 March 2011) Adult males only (2011)
Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Strathaven, South Lanarkshire Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency G4S (2011) (in Sept. 2011 shifts to Geo Group Ltd.) 219 (2011) 185 (31 March 2011) Adult males and females. Gender segregation (2011)
Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Harmondsworth, West Drayton Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency The Geo Group Ltd. (2011) 623 (2011) 585 (31 March 2011) Adult males only (2011)
Harwich International Port Residential Short-Term Holding Facility Closed (2010) Harwich International Port, Parkeston, Harwich, Essex Migrant detention centre Medium-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency Taylormade Security (2008) 6 (2008)   Adult males and females. Gender segregation (2008)
Haslar Immmigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Gosport, Hampshire Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency HM Prison Service (2011) 160 (2011) 150 (31 March 2011) Adult males only (2011)
Larne Residential Short-Term Holding Facility In use (2011) Larne, Northern Ireland Migrant detention centre Medium-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency Reliance (2011) 22 (2011)   Adult males and females. Gender segregation (2011)
Lindholme Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Hatfield Woodhouse, Nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency HM Prison Service (2010) 124 (2011) 115 (31 March 2011) Adult males only (2011)
Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Lincolnshire Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency HM Prison Service (2011) 392(2011)   Adult males only (2011)
Oakington Immigration Removal Centre (Oakington Reception Centre) Closed (2010) Longstanton, Cambridgeshire Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency G4S (2010) 408 (2010) 385 (August 2010) Adult males only (2010)
Pease Pottage Pre-departure accommodation In use (2011) Pease Pottage, Crawley, West Sussex Migrant detention centre Medium-Term Semi-Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency G4S and Bernardo's 44 (2011)   Families and minors only (2011)
Pennine House Residential Short-Term Holding Facility In use (2011) Manchester Airport, Manchester Migrant detention centre Medium-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency Reliance (2011) 32 (2011) 30 (31 March 2011) Adult males and females. Gender segregation (2011)
Port of Dover Residential Short-Term Holding Facility Closed (2010) Port of Dover, Dover Migrant detention centre Medium-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency G4S (2009) 56 (2009) 15 (4 August 2009) Adult males and females; children. Gender segregation (2009)
Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, West Sussex Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency G4S (2011) 154 (2011) 100 (31 March 2011) Adult males and families. Gender segregation; family units (2011)
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre In use (2011) Glapham, Bedfordshire Migrant detention centre Long-Term Secure Home Office, UK Border Agency Serco Ltd. (2011) 405 (2011) 260 (31 March 2011) Adult females and families (over 18) (2011)

 

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