Ħal Far

Hermes Block at Lyster Barracks

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service

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

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Asylum seekers

Demographics

Adult women, Adult men, Families

Capacity

380

Reports of Inadequate Conditions

YES

Reported population

248

2011

Malta

1,900

Immigration detainees (2013)

720 - 720

Estimated detention capacity (2011)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Center status

Status In use

2020

Status Temporarily closed

2015

Status In use

2014

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2009
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2013

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2009
Operating period

Year of Entry 2002

Year Ceased

National typology

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service

Type Governmental

2013

Name Detention Services

Type Governmental

2009
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider James Caterer

Service Food services

2013

Provider Jesuit Refugee Service

Service Legal counselling

2013

Provider Jesuit Refugee Service

Service Social services

2013
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2013

Security Level Secure

2009
Armed guards

Armed Guards? No

2013
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2013
Demographics

Name Adult women

2013

Name Adult men

2013

Name Families

2013

Name Adult women

2009

Name Adult men

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2013

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2013

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2009

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2012
Legal segregation

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

2013
Family segregation

Family Segregation Yes

2012
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 380

2013
Reported population at a specific time

Number 248

2011

Number 714

2009
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2013
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Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
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Specially trained personnel
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Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
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BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Armed Forces of Malta/ Detention Service

Ministry Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security

Ministry Typology Defence

2015
Facility owner
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