Isa Town

Isa Town Women's Detention Centre (Women's Immigration Removal Centre)

Status

In use

2021

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Interior

Management: Police (Governmental)

Detains: Adult women, Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
80
75

Yes

2 January 2015

Bahrain

5

Dedicated Detention Centres

255

Refugees

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FACILITY NAMES
Isa Town Women's Detention Centre (Women's Immigration Removal Centre)
Location

Country: Bahrain

City & Region: Isa Town, Middle East

Latitude, Longitude: 26.173579, 50.551894

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2021

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2001
Facility type

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2021

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2015

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2002
Management

Name Police

Type Governmental

2021
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Mohammed Jalal Catering

Service Not Available

2021
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

2021

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult women

2021

Name Adult women

2015

Name Unaccompanied minors

2015

Name Accompanied minors

2015

Name Adult women

2002
Categories of detainees

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2021

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2015

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2015
Countries of Origin

Country #1 Philippines

Country #2 India

Country #3 Thailand

Country #4 Kenya

2021

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 80

2019

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 80

2016
Facility Occupancy Rate (year)

Percentage 93.75

2019

Percentage 172.5

2016
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)
Number
Date
75
138
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2019

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2016

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2019
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2018

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Inadequate conditions

Showers and toilets

2019

Hygiene

2016

Hygiene

2016

State of repair

2015

Hygiene

2015

Recreation

2015

Outdoor exercise

2015

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2021

Secure

2002

STAFF

Specially Trained

Yes

2019
Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2021

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Not Applicable

2018
Legal Segregation

Yes

2021

Yes

2002

CELLS

Equipped (beds, tables, shelves, chairs)

Yes

2019
Detainees Per Cell

18

2019

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Indoor Communal Space

Yes

2019
Outdoor Space

Yes

2019
Activities/Education for Children

No

2019

HEALTH

Doctor on Duty

Unknown

2019
Reports of Deaths
Name of deceased individual
Date of death
N.A.
2 January 2015
Reports of self-harming
Self harm reported
Incident/Report date
Yes
2 January 2015

MONITORING & ACCESS

Lawyer Access

Infrequently

2019
Monitors & Civil Society Access
Access?
Type of Institution
Obsv. Date
Yes
National non-governmental groups
2016
Family Access

No

2021
Consular Access

Yes

2018

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Access to Telephones

Yes

2019
Free Outgoing Local Calls

Limited

2021
Receiving Calls

Yes

2021
Internet Access

Yes (with restrictions)

2021
Access to Personal Cell Phones

Yes (with restrictions)

2019