Durban, Kwazulu-Natal Province

Westville Prison

Status

Last documented use

2018

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration Service

Management: Department of Correctional Services (Governmental)

Detains: Not Available

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
19
No Data
No Data
South Africa

Not Available

Estimated detention capacity (2018)

Not Available

Detained asylum seekers (2017)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Center status

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2009
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2018

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2009
National typology

Name Prison

2018
Operating period

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Department of Correctional Services

Type Governmental

2009
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2009
Legal segregation

Legal Segregation No

2018
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 19

2007
Specially trained personnel

Trained Personnel No

2018
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Armed guards
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BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration Service

Ministry Home Affairs

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2009
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