Metsälä, Helsinki

Metsälä detention centre

Status

In use

2023

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Ministry of the Interior

Management: Finnish Immigration Service (Governmental)

Detains: Asylum seekers (administrative), Families, Accompanied minors, Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
20
14

14 August 2020

No Data
Finland

80,189

Refugees

5,988

Asylum Applications

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FACILITY NAMES
Metsälä detention centre
Location

Country: Finland

City & Region: Metsälä, Helsinki, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 60.2193776, 24.9353458

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

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2009
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2009
National typology

Name Detention Unit

2018
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
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)
Amount (USD)
Services Included
Obsv. Date
729,000
Building and maintenance Food
2013
100,700
Medical
2013
1,689,200
Staffing
2013
3,048,400
2013
Detainee Per Diem (USD)

USD 207

2013
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2005

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Families

2016

Name Accompanied minors

2016

Name Accompanied minors

2009

Name Adult men

2009

Name Adult women

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2009

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 20

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 40

2017
Facility Occupancy Rate (year)

Percentage 58%

2020
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 36.7

2008

Number 37.3

2007

Number 33.4

2006

Number 30.2

2005
Total Migration Detainees: Entries + Remaining from Previous Year

Number 333

2014

Number 160

2009

Number 541

2008

Number 488

2007

Number 550

2006

Number 640

2005
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)
Number
Date
14
14 August 2020
28
19 November 2014

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2014
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 23

2014

Number of Days 29

2009

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2014

STAFF

Specially Trained

Yes

2014

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2014
Age Segregation

Yes

2014

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access
Access?
Type of Institution
Obsv. Date
Yes
National ombudsman or human rights institution
2014

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