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: Families, Adult women, Adult men, Accompanied minors, Disabled persons, Special Home for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners, Special Home for Temporary Placement of Foreigners

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
400
100

2010

Yes
Bulgaria

2,989

Immigration detainees (2017)

700

Estimated detention capacity (2017)

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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

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
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2006

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

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

2017

DETAINEES

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

SIZE & POPULATION

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

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

Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2017
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2016

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Overall Inspection Score

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2017
Inadequate conditions

Bedding and clothing

2017

Showers and toilets

2017

Recreation

2017

Medical care

2017

Food provision

2017

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2013

Secure

2010

STAFF

Specially Trained

Yes

2017
Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2017

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2017
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2017
Family Segregation

Yes

2017
Age Segregation

Yes

2017

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

National non-governmental groups

2017

Yes

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

2017

Yes

International Organization for Migration

2017

Yes

National ombudsman or human rights institution

2017

Yes

National Preventive Mechanism under OPCAT

2017

Yes

Bar associations or similar

2017
Family Access

Yes

2017
Consular Access

Yes

2017

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