No detention centre mapping data

B Block at Safi Barracks


Center status Show sources
Status Observation date
In use 2019
In use 2018
In use 2017
In use 2015
In use 2014
In use 2009

GDP facility typology Show sources
Category Filter Type Observation date
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2018
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2013
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2009

Contact Information

City and region


Management and Services
Management Show sources
Name Type Observation date
Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service Governmental 2016
Detention Services Governmental 2009
Outsourced services and non-state actors Show sources
Provider Service Observation date
James Caterer Food services 2013
Jesuit Refugee Service Social services 2013
Jesuit Refugee Service Legal counselling 2013

Security Regime Show sources
Security Level Observation date
Secure 2018
Secure 2013
Secure 2009
Armed guards Show sources
Armed Guards? Observation date
No 2013

Detention timeframe
Maximum official detention period at facility Show sources
Length Observation date
Long-term (more than 20 days) 2018
Long-term (more than 20 days) 2013

Demographics Show sources
Name Observation date
Adult women 2018
Adult men 2018
Adult men 2013
Adult men 2009

Categories of detainees
Categories of detainees Show sources
Name Observation date
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2018
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2018
Asylum seekers-Dublin procedure (administrative) 2018
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2013
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2013
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2009
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2009

Gender segregation Show sources
Gender Segregation Observation date
Not Available 2018
Not Applicable 2013
Legal segregation Show sources
Legal Segregation Observation date
Not Applicable 2018
Not Applicable 2014

Size and population
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility) Show sources
Type Capacity Observation date
Standard capacity 200 2018
Standard capacity 200 2016
Standard capacity 134 2016
Standard capacity 160 2013
Reported population at a specific time Show sources
Number Observation date
6 2015
124 2011
1080 2009

Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions Show sources
Adequate or Inadequate? Detention centre conditions Observation date
Inadequate Food provision 2018
Inadequate Medical care 2013

Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions Show sources
Yes or No Type of institution Observation date
Yes National non-governmental groups 2018
Yes National Preventive Mechanism under OPCAT 2018


Custodial authority
Custodial authority Show sources
Agency Ministry Ministry Typology Observation date
Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security Defence 2016
Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs Justice 2009

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