Island of Lesbos, North Aegean

Lesbos Reception and Identification Centre (formerly First Reception Centre)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Secure reception centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Not Available

Management: Reception and Identification Service (Governmental)

Detains: Not Available

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
2757
13000

2020

YES
Greece

31,126

Immigration detainees (2018)

6,290 - 7,570

Estimated detention capacity (2013)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Center status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2019
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Secure reception centre

2016
National typology

Name Reception and Identification Centre

2016
Operating period

Year of Entry 2015

Year Ceased

Year of Entry Unknown

Year Ceased 2009

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Reception and Identification Service

Type Governmental

2016

Name First Reception Service

Type Governmental

2013
Security Regime

Security Level Non-secure

2016

Security Level Secure

2016
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 2757

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 1500

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 150

2013
Reported population at a specific time

Number 13000

2020

Number 16437

2020
Reported overpopulation

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2020
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Overcrowding

2016

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2016
Mistreatment complaints

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2018
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2018

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS