al-Shuwaikh, west of Kuwait City

Shuwaikh Deportation Centre

Status

Last documented use

2018

Type: Administrative (Immigration detention centre)

Authority:

Detains:

Capacity

500

1991

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Yes

1991

Kuwait

Immigration detainees

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Center status

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2008

Status In use

1991
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2008
National typology
Operating period

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Security Regime

Security Level High security

1991
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 500

1991
Average daily population

Number 1000

1991
Reported overpopulation

Reported Overpopulation Yes

1991
Inspection grade

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2008

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

1991
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Solitary confinement

1991

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

1991

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Bedding and clothing

1991

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Cell space

1991

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Temperature

1991
Management
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
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Gender segregation
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
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Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
Reported deaths at this facility
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

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