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The immigration detainees held in prisons rather than detention centres
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The immigration detainees held in prisons rather than detention centres

The number of people kept in jail under Immigration Act powers, broken down by prison, are as follows:

  30 Apr 2019 31 May 2019 30 Jun 2019 31 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 30 Sep 2019
             
Total 419 383 339 398 379 389
             
Altcourse 4 3 4 3 4 5
Ashfield 0 * 3 * * *
Bedford 7 6 6 5 5 3
Belmarsh 11 11 9 10 8 13
Berwyn 0 0 0 0 * *
Birmingham 9 6 7 4 3 7
Brinsford 5 * * * 3 *
Bristol 4 3 4 3 7 6
Brixton 0 0 0 * * 0
Bronzefield 9 5 5 9 6 3
Bullingdon 9 9 14 15 12 9
Bure 0 0 * * * 3
Cardiff 11 8 3 4 7 6
Channings Wood 0 * * * 3 *
Chelmsford 8 10 8 10 8 3
Coldingley 0 0 0 * * *
Dartmoor * 0 0 * 0 0
Deerbolt 0 0 0 * * *
Doncaster 7 5 7 5 11 9
Dovegate 0 0 * 3 * 0
Drake Hall * * * * * *
Durham 11 12 9 11 13 13
Eastwood Park 0 0 0 0 * 0
Elmley (Sheppey cluster) 11 11 6 5 11 11
Erlestoke * 0 0 * 0 0
Exeter 4 3 4 3 3 3
Featherstone * * * * * *
Feltham * * 0 * * 3
Forest Bank 16 16 13 20 20 17
Foston Hall 0 * 0 0 0 *
Gartree * * * * * *
Guys Marsh * * 0 0 0 0
Hewell 10 8 10 6 4 6
High Down 15 21 15 15 13 14
Highpoint (North and South) * * * * * *
Hindley 0 0 0 * 0 0
Holme House * * * 0 0 0
Hull 3 * * 0 * *
Humber * 0 0 * * 0
Huntercombe 4 * 3 * 4 4
Isis 6 * * * * 0
Leeds 11 10 9 11 11 15
Leicester 6 5 6 4 5 6
Lewes 10 8 10 10 9 8
Lincoln 4 3 * 11 7 8
Lindholme * 0 0 0 0 0
Littlehey 9 8 6 7 8 5
Liverpool 4 4 * 3 3 4
Low Newton * 0 0 0 0 0
Maidstone 11 9 9 12 15 17
Manchester 6 6 5 9 4 4
Moorland 10 4 5 6 4 6
Mount 3 * * 3 5 *
New Hall * * * 0 0 *
Northumberland 0 0 0 0 * 0
Norwich 3 * * * * 3
Nottingham 15 15 15 19 14 14
Oakwood * * 0 * 3 *
Onley 0 0 0 0 * *
Parc 3 4 3 3 * *
Pentonville 18 23 28 17 20 16
Peterborough (Female) 3 * * 3 0 0
Peterborough (Male) 6 4 4 6 4 7
Portland * 0 0 * 0 *
Preston 6 6 5 4 * *
Risley 4 7 4 6 * 4
Rochester 0 0 0 0 0 *
Stafford * * * * * *
Stocken 0 0 0 0 0 *
Stoke Heath * * * * * 3
Styal 3 * * * * *
Swansea 4 0 * 0 0 *
Thameside 26 24 17 24 19 31
Usk 0 0 * * * *
Wandsworth 32 36 21 43 35 36
Wayland * 0 0 0 0 0
Whatton * 0 0 0 0 0
Winchester 5 4 4 4 * *
Woodhill 15 15 9 7 6 7
Wormwood Scrubs 16 18 17 21 25 22
Wymott * * 0 0 0 0

That is according to the Ministry of Justice, Freedom of Information release 191007018. The data covers England and Wales only and can be downloaded here. Figures going further back are available from the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees.

The Home Office has a “service level agreement” with the prison service allowing 400 immigration detainees to be kept in jails after finishing a prison sentence. There are in addition around 2,800 spaces in dedicated immigration removal centres, down from 4,500 in 2015.

CJ McKinney

CJ is Free Movement's deputy editor. He's here to make sure that the website is on top of everything that happens in the world of immigration law, whether by writing articles, commissioning them out or considering submissions. When not writing about immigration law, CJ covers wider legal affairs at the website Legal Cheek and on Twitter: follow him @mckinneytweets.

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