St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador

Her Majesty's Penitentiary

Status

Last documented use

2013

Type: National penitentiary (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Canada Border Services Agency

Management: Department of Justice, Corrections and Community Services (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men, Asylum seekers (administrative), Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
No Data
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Canada

8,825

Immigration detainees (2020)

91

Detained children (2017)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
89 Forest Rd St John's, NL A1A 3Z9 Canada Tel: +1 709-729-1200
Center status

Status Last documented use

2013

Status In use

2012

Status In use

2011

Status In use

2010
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type National penitentiary

2013

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2011
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OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Department of Justice, Corrections and Community Services

Type Governmental

2011
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Demographics

Name Adult men

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2013

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2013

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2013

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2010

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2010
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 1

2013
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BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Canada Border Services Agency

Ministry Public Safety Canada

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2011
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