Zurich Airport, Canton Zurich

Zurich Airport Prison (Flughafengefängnis Abteilung Ausländerrechtliche Administrativhaft) (NB. This is a distinct facility from the Zurich Airport transit zone facility)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Government-local

Detains: Undocumented migrants

Capacity

106

2011

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
Postfach 141 8058 Zürich-Flughafen Tel. 044 804 29 00 Fax. 044 803 00 21 Email: flughafengefaengnis@ji.zh.ch
Center status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2011
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2011
Operating period

Year of Entry 1995

Year Ceased

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OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Canton de Zurich

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

2011

Name Adult women

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 106

2011
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)

Number 105

2015
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