Tokai, Western Cape Province

Pollsmoor Prison (Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison )

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2018

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Governmental

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Criminal detainees

Capacity

Not available

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

South Africa

Immigration detainees

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
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
National typology
Operating period

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

Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
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Specially trained personnel
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Family access
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BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration Service

Ministry Home Affairs

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2009
Facility owner
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