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: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Canton Zurich, Migrationsamt des Kantons Zürich / Service de la Population, Canton Vaud

Management: Canton de Zurich (Government-local)

Detains: Adult men, Adult women, Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
106
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 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

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

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS