Canton Zurich

Zurich Airport Transit Zone Detention Facility (Flughafengefängnis Abteilung Strafvollzug)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Administrative (Transit centre)

Authority:

Detains: Undocumented migrants

Capacity

Not available

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

Switzerland

3,284

Immigration detainees

2,155

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
8058 Zürich-Flughafen Email: flughafengefaengnis@ji.zh.ch
Center status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2011
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Transit centre

2011
National typology
Operating period

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Management
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Estimated average detention period (days)
Demographics
Gender segregation
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
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Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Total number of detainees (year)
Average daily population
Reported population at a specific time
Reported overpopulation
Inspection grade
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions
Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
Reported deaths at this facility
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority
Facility owner
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)
Area of authority or operations