Tokai, Western Cape Province

Pollsmoor Prison (Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison )

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2018

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration Service

Management: Department of Correctional Services (Governmental)

Detains: Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

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

Not Available

Estimated detention capacity (2018)

Not Available

Detained asylum seekers (2017)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2018

Status In use

2009
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2009

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Department of Correctional Services

Type Governmental

2009
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2009
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 7

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2009
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation

Legal segregation

Legal Segregation Yes

2009
Family segregation

Family Segregation

Age segregation

Age Segregation

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration Service

Ministry Home Affairs

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2009