Sofia

Sofia Busmantsi Detention Centre (Special Home for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners(SHAF))

Status

In use

2024

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Migration Directorate, Migration Directorate, National Service Border Police

Management: Migration Directorate. Ministry of Interior. (Governmental)

Detains: Adult women, Adult men, Accompanied minors, Families, Disabled persons, Asylum seekers (administrative), Recognized refugees (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
400
386

29 December 2021

Yes

30 December 2017

Bulgaria

18,554

Migration Detainee Entries

823

Detained Unaccompanied Children

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FACILITY NAMES
Sofia Busmantsi Detention Centre (Special Home for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners(SHAF))
Location

Country: Bulgaria

City & Region: Sofia, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 42.673616, 23.438816

Contact Information
ulitsa "Sredno livade" 6, 1520 Busmantsi, Bulgaria

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2024

Status In use

2021

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2010
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2018

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2010
National typology

Name Special Home for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners

2018

Name Special Home for Temporary Placement of Foreigners

2013
Management

Name Migration Directorate. Ministry of Interior.

Type Governmental

2013
Custodial Authorities

Agency Migration Directorate

Ministry Ministry of Interior

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2017

Agency Migration Directorate

Ministry Ministry of the Interior

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2013

Agency National Service Border Police

Ministry Ministry of Interior

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2010
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Bulgarian Red Cross

Service Social services

2017

Provider Caritas

Service Social services

2017
Facility owner

Name of Owner State. Management is provided to the Migration Directorate, Ministry of Interior.

2017
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2006

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult women

2019

Name Adult men

2019

Name Accompanied minors

2019

Name Families

2019

Name Disabled persons

2019

Name Families

2019
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2019

Name Recognized refugees (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2019

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2013

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2010
At-Risk Populations

At-Risk Population Asylum seekers

2024

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 400

2023

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 400

2021

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 400

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 400

2015
Total Migration Detainees: Entries + Remaining from Previous Year

Number 31

2021

Number 1102

2017
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)
Number
Date
386
29 December 2021
100
2 July 2010
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2023

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 59

2017

Number of Days 58

2013

Number of Days 61

2012

Number of Days 77

2011

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Overall Inspection Score

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2023

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2017
Inadequate conditions

Protection from Physical Violence

2024

Food provision

2023

Access to internet

2023

Bedding and clothing

2023

Hygiene

2023

Medical care

2023

Overcrowding

2023

Showers and toilets

2023

Medical care

2017

Bedding and clothing

2017

Showers and toilets

2017

Recreation

2017

Food provision

2017

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2013

Secure

2010

STAFF

Specially Trained

Yes

2017
Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2024

Yes

2017

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2017
Age Segregation

Yes

2017
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2017
Family Segregation

Yes

2017

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Outdoor Space

Yes

2023
Hours Outdoor Space Accessible

2

2023

HEALTH

Reports of Deaths
Name of deceased individual
Date of death
N.A.
30 December 2017
Reports of self-harming
Self harm reported
Incident/Report date
Yes
30 December 2016

MONITORING & ACCESS

Lawyer Access

Yes

2023
Monitors & Civil Society Access
Access?
Type of Institution
Obsv. Date
Yes
National non-governmental groups
2023
Yes
International non-governmental groups
2023
Yes
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
2023
Yes
National ombudsman or human rights institution
2023
Yes
National Preventive Mechanism under OPCAT
2017
Yes
Bar associations or similar
2017
Yes
National ombudsman or human rights institution
2017
Yes
International Organization for Migration
2017
Yes
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
2017
Yes
National non-governmental groups
2017
Family Access

Yes

2023

Yes

2017
Consular Access

Yes

2017

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