Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex

Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: Mitie (Private For-Profit)

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

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
420
346

2013

YES
United Kingdom

23,970

Immigration detainees (2020)

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

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MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2004

Year Ceased 2014

Center Status

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2016

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2014

Status In use

2013
Management

Name Mitie

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2013

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2010
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Service Health care

2016

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2013

Provider Serco Ltd.

Service Management

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2010

Provider G4S

Service Detainee transport

2010

Provider Serco Out of Country Escorting

Service Detainee transport

2010
Custodial Authorities

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011

STATISTICS & DATA

Demographics

Name Adult men

2013

Name Adult women

2013
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 420

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 388

2010
Reported Population (day)

Number 346

2013

Number 280

2011
Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2013
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 105

2011
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2013

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Cell space

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Escorts and Removals

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to telephones

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2010
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Gender Segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2013
Legal Segregation

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

2011
Family Segregation

Family Segregation Not Applicable

2011
Age Segregation

Age Segregation Not Applicable

2011
Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution International non-governmental groups

2013

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution Bar associations or similar

2013
Family Access

Family Access Yes

2013