Francistown

Centre for Illegal Immigrants

Status

In use

2019

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Management: Botswana Prison Service (Governmental)

Detains: Accompanied minors, Adult women, Centre for Illegal Migrants

Capacity Deaths at facility Conditions complaints?
504
Yes
YES

2017

Botswana

70

Detained children (2018)

511

Detained asylum seekers (2015)

To country overview

"The Francistown Centre for Illegal Immigrants, comprising the buildings and grounds within the fenced boundary covering 282.0805 (two eight two point zero eight zero five) hectares at Gerald Estate adjacent to the Gerald Estate cemetary lying west of the main road leading to Tati Village in Francistown, is hereby declared to be a prison known as "Francistown Centre for Illegal Immigrants"."

FACILITY NAMES
Centre for Illegal Immigrants
Location

Country: Botswana

City & Region: Francistown, Africa

Latitude, Longitude: -21.204201, 27.443047

Contact Information
Gerald Estates
Francistown
Botswana
Civil Society Contacts

Organisation: Botswana Red Cross Society
Website: http://www.botswanaredcross.org.bw/index.php/about-us
Phone: +267 3952465
Email: brcs@info.bw

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2008
National typology

Name Centre for Illegal Migrants

Operating Period

Year of Entry 2002

Center Status

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2008
Management

Name Botswana Prison Service

Type Governmental

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Accompanied minors

2018

Name Adult women

2018

Name Adult women

2008

Name Adult men

2008

Name Accompanied minors

2008
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2017

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2017

Name Recognized refugees (administrative)

2017

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2008

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2008
Countries of Origin

Country #1 Congo (Kinshasa)

Country #2 Rwanda

Country #3 Burundi

Country #4 Zimbabwe

2017
[NEW] Types of Detainees

Undocumented migrants(administrative) Yes

Asylum seekers(administrative) Yes

Recognized refugees(administrative) Yes

Criminal detainees(convicted or remand) Yes

Non-immigration-related administrative detainees Yes

2021

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 504

2018

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 500

2008
Total Migration Detainees at Facility: Flow + Stock (year)

Number 300

2021
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2009

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 19710

2017
Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days)

Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days) 28

1966
Average Days in Detention (Asylum Procedure)

Unlimited Yes

2017
Average Days in Detention (Immigration Procedure)

Average Days in Detention (Immigration Procedure) 28

1966

OUTCOMES

Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2016

Reported deaths? Yes

2015

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Inadequate conditions

Medical care

2017

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2008

STAFF

Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2017

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2008

Yes

2004
Legal Segregation

No

2018

Family Segregation

Age Segregation

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

Doctor on Duty (at least once per week)

Yes

2004
Covid-19 Measures

Unknown

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Partially

2021

MONITORING & ACCESS

Family Access

Yes

2004
Consular Access

Yes

2004

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