Merksplas, Antwerp

Centre pour illégaux de Merksplas (CIM)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Office des Etrangers (Immigration Office), Office des étrangers

Management: Office des Etrangers (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men, Centre pour IIlégaux de Merksplas (CIM), Centre pour illégaux/centre fermé

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
71
62

2020

Yes
Belgium

609

Estimated detention capacity (2017)

326

Detained children (2017)

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FACILITY NAMES
Centre pour illégaux de Merksplas (CIM)
Location

Country: Belgium

City & Region: Merksplas, Antwerp, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 51.3570853, 4.8289514

Contact Information

Steenweg op Wortel 1A, 2330 Mersplas Belgium Tel. +32 (0)14 63 91 10 Fax +32 (0)14 63 91 20.


MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2019

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2017

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2010
National typology

Name Centre pour IIlégaux de Merksplas (CIM)

2019

Name Centre pour illégaux/centre fermé

2017
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1994

2019
Center Status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2010
Management

Name Office des Etrangers

Type Governmental

2019

Name l’Office belge des Etrangers

Type Governmental

2015
Custodial Authorities

Agency Office des Etrangers (Immigration Office)

Ministry Home and Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2019

Agency Office des étrangers

Ministry Service Public Fédéral Intérieur

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2010

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2018

Name Adult men

2010

Name Families

2010

Name Accompanied minors

2010

Name Adult women

2010
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2019

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2010

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2010

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 71

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 146

2019

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 172

2006
Total Migration Detainees at Facility: Flow + Stock (year)

Number 1350

2018

Number 1216

2008

Number 1094

2007

Number 955

2006

Number 925

2005

Number 1297

2003
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 145.3

2004

Number 153.4

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

Number 62

2020

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2019

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2010
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 40

2018

Number of Days 35.8

2008

Number of Days 38.2

2007

Number of Days 36.1

2006

Number of Days 45

2005

Number of Days 50.7

2004

Number of Days 41.9

2003

OUTCOMES

Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2008

CONDITIONS RATINGS

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2019

Secure

2010

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Not Applicable

2018
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2010

Not Applicable

Family Segregation

Not Applicable

2018

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

Family Access

Yes

2019

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