Western Heights, Dover, Kent

Dover Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

Closed/ceased migrant detention

2016

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: HM Prison Service (Governmental)

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

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
280
270

2011

No Data
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 2002

Year Ceased 2015

Center Status

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2016

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2015

Status In use

2014
Management

Name HM Prison Service

Type Governmental

2014
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider HM Prison Service

Service Management

2014

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2014

Provider Integrated Care 24

Service Health care

2014

Provider Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG)

Service Education or training

2014
Custodial Authorities

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011

STATISTICS & DATA

Demographics

Name Adult men

2014

Name Adult men

2014
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 280

2014

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 314

2010
Reported Population (day)

Number 270

2011
Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2014
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2014

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2014
External Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Mistreatment Reports

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2014
Gender Segregation

Gender Segregation Not Applicable

2011
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 National non-governmental groups

2014

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution Bar associations or similar

2014
Family Access

Family Access Yes

2014