Widnau, Canton St. Gallen

Widnau Prison (Gefängnis Widnau)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Canton St. Gallen, Ausländeramt des Kantons St. Gallen

Management: Canton de St Gall (Government-local)

Detains: Adult men, Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
8
No Data
No Data
Switzerland

3,284

Immigration detainees (2018)

Not Available

Estimated detention capacity (2020)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Postfach 138
Neugasse 2
9443 Widnau
Tel. 058 229 79 09
Fax. 071 727 09 40
Email: andrearuth.keller@kapo.sg.ch
Center status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2011
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
Operating period

Year of Entry 1997

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Canton de St Gall

Type Government-local

2015
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Demographics

Name Adult men

2020
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 8

2020
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)

Number 8

2015

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS