Portland, Dorset

The Verne (IRC)

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2017

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Not Available

Management: HM Prison Service (Governmental)

Detains: Not Available

Demographics

Adult men

Capacity

580

Reports of Inadequate Conditions

YES

Reported population

575

2015

United Kingdom

23,970

Immigration detainees (2020)

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

Portland, Dorset, DT5 1EQ

Tel: 01305 825000
Fax: 01305 825001

Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2017

Status Last documented use

2016
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2016
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2016
Operating period

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name HM Prison Service

Type Governmental

2016
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust

Service Health care

2016

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2015
Demographics

Name Adult men

2015
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 580

2016
Reported population at a specific time

Number 575

2015
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2015
Security Regime
Armed guards
Maximum official detention period at facility
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Gender segregation
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
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Total number of detainees (year)
Average daily population
Reported overpopulation
Inspection grade
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)
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