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, Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
280
270

2011

YES

2014

United Kingdom

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

63

Detained children (2018)

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FACILITY NAMES
Dover Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)
Location

Country: United Kingdom

City & Region: Western Heights, Dover, Kent, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 51.1179903227, 1.3008499146

Contact Information

Address: Dover IRC The Citadel Western Heights Dover , Kent CT17 9DR, UK; Tel: + 44 1304 246400 Fax: + 44 1304 246401


MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

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

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2014

Name Adult men

2014
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 280

2014

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 314

2010
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 270

2011

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2014

OUTCOMES

Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2014

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Inadequate conditions

Freedom of movement within facility

2014

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2014

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Not Applicable

2011
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2011
Family Segregation

Not Applicable

2011
Age Segregation

Not Applicable

2011

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

National non-governmental groups

2014

Yes

Bar associations or similar

2014
Family Access

Yes

2014

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