Suan Phlu, Bangkok

Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre (Suan Phlu)

Status

In use

2023

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: The Immigration Bureau of the Royal Thai Police, Immigration Bureau

Management: Sub-Division 3, Investigation Division Immigration Bureau (Governmental)

Detains: , Adult men, Asylum seekers (administrative), Recognized refugees (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Reported population Deaths at facility Conditions complaints?
900

Yes
YES

2023

Thailand

241

Detained Asylum Seekers

46

Detained Women

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FACILITY NAMES
Bangkok Immigration Detention Centre (Suan Phlu)
Location

Country: Thailand

City & Region: Suan Phlu, Bangkok, Asia-Pacific

Latitude, Longitude: 13.718353, 100.539976

Contact Information
Suan Plu Detention Center
Sub-division 3
Investigation Division Immigration Bureau
507 Soi Suan Plu
Sathorn Road, Thoongmahamek
Sathorn
Bangkok 10120
Tel: 011-662-287-3101

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2021

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2014

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2004
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2015

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2013

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2004
National typology

Name Immigration Detention Centres (IDCs)

2023
Management

Name Sub-Division 3, Investigation Division Immigration Bureau

Type Governmental

2013

Name Ministry of Interior/Immigration Police Bureau

Type Governmental

2004
Custodial Authorities

Agency The Immigration Bureau of the Royal Thai Police

Ministry Interior Ministry

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2014

Agency Immigration Bureau

Ministry Ministry of Interior

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2004
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Service Health care

2016

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2023

Name Adult women

2015

Name Adult men

2015

Name Accompanied minors

2015

Name Adult men

2004

Name Adult women

2004

Name Accompanied minors

2004
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2023

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2015

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2015

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2013

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2013

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2004

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2004

Name Recognized refugees (administrative)

2004
2004
Countries of Origin

Country #1 China

2023

SIZE & POPULATION

Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 2000

2003
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 900

2014
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2020

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2023

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2015

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2013
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2023

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Inadequate conditions

Medical care

2023

Cell space

2023

Ventilation

2023

Hygiene

2023

Food provision

2023

Access to clean drinking water

2023

Overcrowding

2023

Outdoor exercise

2023

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2015

Secure

2014

Secure

2013

Secure

2004

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2004
Age Segregation

Yes

2013

Yes

2004
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2004
Family Segregation

Yes

2013

Yes

2004

CELLS

At Least Three Square Meters Per Detainee

No

2023
Security/Isolation Cells

Yes

2023

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH

Overall assessment of facility health care provision

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2023
Reports of Deaths

Yes

2023

MONITORING & ACCESS

Lawyer Access

Infrequently

2023
Monitors & Civil Society Access

No

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

2023

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