Clapham, Bedfordshire

Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

In use

2023

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: Serco Ltd (Private For-Profit)

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

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
310
351

YES

2015

United Kingdom

23,970

Migration Detainees

1

Deaths in Detention

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FACILITY NAMES
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)
Location

Country: United Kingdom

City & Region: Clapham, Bedfordshire, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 52.1875099878, -0.5659675598

Contact Information

Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Twinwoods

Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Clapham, Bedfordshire
MK41 6HL UK

Phone: + 44 1234 821000
Fax: + 44 1234 821096

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Management

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2013

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2011
Custodial Authorities

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider G4S Group

Service Health care

2016

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Facility maintenance

2015

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2015

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Management

2013

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Education or training

2013

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2013

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Education or training

2011

Provider UK Border Agency; Serco Health

Service Health care

2011

Provider Reliance

Service Detainee transport

2011
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2001

Extraterritorial Indicators

Foreign Financing No

Offshore Detention Operations No

2021

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2022

Name Adult men

2015

Name Families

2015

Name Adult women

2015

Name Adult women

2013

Name Families

2013

Name Adult men

2013

Name Adult women

2011

Name Adult men

2011

Name Families

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Countries of Origin

Country #1 Albania

Country #2 India

Country #3 Romania

Country #4 Vietnam

Country #5 Brazil

2023

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 310

2023

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 410

2016

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 406

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 405

2011

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 405

2010
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)
Number
Date
351
235
236
16
78
159
133
270
263
354
291
260
Number of men detained on single day
Number
Date
236
30 September 2022
235
31 December 2022
238
31 March 2023

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2013

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Inadequate conditions

Medical care

2015

Protection from Physical Violence

2015

Access to internet

2013

Outdoor exercise

2013

Freedom of movement within facility

2013

Medical care

2011

Freedom of movement within facility

2011

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2013

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2015
Family Segregation

Yes

2011

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH

Reports of self-harming
Self harm reported
Incident/Report date
Yes
2 January 2013

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access
Access?
Type of Institution
Obsv. Date
Yes
National non-governmental groups
2013
Yes
National Red Cross Federation
2013
Yes
Bar associations or similar
2013
Family Access

Yes

2013

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