Metsälä, Helsinki

Metsälä detention centre

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Ministry of the Interior

Management: Finnish Immigration Service (Governmental)

Detains: Asylum seekers, Undocumented migrants

Demographics

Families, Accompanied minors

Capacity

20

Reports of Inadequate Conditions

NO

Reported population

14

2020

Finland

716

Immigration detainees (2016)

Estimated detention capacity ()

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Niittylänpolku 10, 00620 Helsinki Tel. 050 5120 675 E-mail address hes@migri.fi
Center status

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2009
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2009
National typology

Name Detention Unit

2018
Operating period

Year of Entry 2005

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Finnish Immigration Service

Type Governmental

2018

Name Helsinki Municipal Department for Social Affairs

Type Governmental

2009
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Un-named for profit company

Service Security

2014

Provider Palmia

Service Food services

2009

Provider Palmia

Service Facility maintenance

2009
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2014
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2014
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 23

2014

Number of Days 29

2009
Demographics

Name Families

2016

Name Accompanied minors

2016

Name Adult women

2009

Name Adult men

2009

Name Accompanied minors

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2009

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2014
Age segregation

Age Segregation Yes

2014
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 20

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 40

2017
Occupancy rate

Percentage 58%

2020
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 333

2014

Number 160

2009

Number 541

2008

Number 488

2007

Number 550

2006

Number 640

2005
Average daily population

Number 36.7

2008

Number 37.3

2007

Number 33.4

2006

Number 30.2

2005
Reported population at a specific time

Number 14

2020

Number 28

2014
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Lighting

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Temperature

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to telephones

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Cell space

2014
Specially trained personnel

Trained Personnel Yes

2014
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National ombudsman or human rights institution

2014
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Reported overpopulation
Inspection grade
Mistreatment complaints
Family access
Consular access
Reported deaths at this facility
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)

Number 207

2013
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)

Amount in U.S. Dollars 3,048,400

Building and maintenance

Security

Staffing

Food

Medical

Other

2013

Amount in U.S. Dollars 1,689,200

Building and maintenance

Security

Staffing Yes

Food

Medical

Other

2013

Amount in U.S. Dollars 729,000

Building and maintenance Yes

Security

Staffing

Food Yes

Medical

Other

2013

Amount in U.S. Dollars 100,700

Building and maintenance

Security

Staffing

Food

Medical Yes

Other

2013
Custodial authority
Facility owner
Area of authority or operations