Island of Lesbos, North Aegean

Lesbos Reception and Identification Centre (formerly First Reception Centre)

Status

Closed/ceased migrant detention

2020

Type: Secure reception centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Not Available

Management: Reception and Identification Service (Governmental)

Detains: Reception and Identification Centre

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
10000
7172

2020

Yes
Greece

6,290

Estimated detention capacity (2013)

255

Detained children (2016)

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FACILITY NAMES
Lesbos Reception and Identification Centre (formerly First Reception Centre)
Location

Country: Greece

City & Region: Island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 39.134605, 26.5039

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Secure reception centre

2016
National typology

Name Reception and Identification Centre

2016
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2015

2016

Year of Entry Unknown

Year Ceased 2009

Center Status

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2020

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2019
Management

Name Reception and Identification Service

Type Governmental

2016

Name First Reception Service

Type Governmental

2013

DETAINEES

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 10000

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 2757

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 1500

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 150

2013
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 7172

2020

Number 13000

2020

Number 16437

2020
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2020

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017

OUTCOMES

Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2018

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Inadequate conditions

Overcrowding

2016

Food provision

2016

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Non-secure

2016

Secure

2016

STAFF

Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2018

SEGREGATION

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

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