Ħal Far

Lyster Barracks (Hermes Block)

Status

Temporarily closed

2021

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service

Management: Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service (Governmental)

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

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
380
190

Yes
Malta

415

Migration Detainees

130

Detained Unaccompanied Children

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FACILITY NAMES
Lyster Barracks (Hermes Block)
Location

Country: Malta

City & Region: Ħal Far, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 35.823504, 14.502808

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status Temporarily closed

2021

Status In use

2020

Status Temporarily closed

2015

Status In use

2014

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2009
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2013

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2009
Management

Name Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service

Type Governmental

2013

Name Detention Services

Type Governmental

2009
Custodial Authorities

Agency Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service

Ministry Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security

Ministry Typology Defence

2015
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Jesuit Refugee Service

Service Social services

2013

Provider Jesuit Refugee Service

Service Legal counselling

2013

Provider James Caterer

Service Food services

2013
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2002

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Accompanied minors

2021

Name Adult women

2013

Name Adult men

2013

Name Families

2013

Name Adult men

2009

Name Adult women

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2013

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2013

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2009

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 380

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

Number 190

2020

Number 248

2011

Number 714

2009

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2013

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Overall Inspection Score

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2020
Inadequate conditions

Medical care

2013

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2013

Secure

2009
Armed External Guards

No

2013

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2012
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2013
Family Segregation

Yes

2012

CELLS

At Least Three Square Meters Per Detainee

No

2020

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH

Nurse on Duty

At least once a week

2020
Reports of Deaths

Yes

Mr. A

Yes

2

September

2020

MONITORING & ACCESS

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