Sofia

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

Status

Last documented use

2018

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

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

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

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

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
400
100

2010

YES
Bulgaria

2,989

Immigration detainees (2017)

700

Estimated detention capacity (2017)

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MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

GDP facility typology

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
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2006

Year Ceased

Center Status

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2010
Management

Name Migration Directorate. Ministry of Interior.

Type Governmental

2013
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Bulgarian Red Cross

Service Social services

2017

Provider Caritas

Service Social services

2017
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
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned

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

2017

STATISTICS & DATA

Demographics

Name Families

2019

Name Adult women

2019

Name Adult men

2019

Name Accompanied minors

2019

Name Families

2019

Name Disabled persons

2019
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2019

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2019

Name Recognized refugees (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2013

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2010
Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 400

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 400

2015
Total Detainees/Stock & Flow (year)

Number 1102

2017
Reported Population (day)

Number 100

2010
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
Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2017
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2016

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Inspection grade

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2017
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Bedding and clothing

2017

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2017

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2017

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2017

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2017
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2013

Security Level Secure

2010
Specially Trained

Trained Personnel Yes

2017
Mistreatment Reports

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2017
Gender Segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2017
Legal Segregation

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

2017
Family Segregation

Family Segregation Yes

2017
Age Segregation

Age Segregation Yes

2017
Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National non-governmental groups

2017

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution UN High Commissioner for Refugees

2017

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution International Organization for Migration

2017

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National ombudsman or human rights institution

2017

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National Preventive Mechanism under OPCAT

2017

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution Bar associations or similar

2017
Family Access

Family Access Yes

2017
Consular Access

Consular Access Yes

2017