Section 2: Immigration detention conditions

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Are detainees strip searched?

Where are detainees strip searched?

How many complaints are made by detainees every year?

Which institution are they made at?

How many complaints (in total) are filed against the Immigration Department?

What do we know about violence in detention? 

There is data on physical confrontations at the two main detention facilities managed by the ImmD. This graph shows data from CIC.

Is there a lot of violence?

This graph shows the number of physical confrontations at CIC compared to the number of admittances to CIC.

How many people are injured as a result? 

How many detainees receive penalties as a result?

What do we know about violence in MTKDC? 

How many emergency ambulances are sent to immigration detention facilities?

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Why were emergency ambulances sent to immigration detention facilities?

How many visits from CIC to public hospitals occur?

How many Justices of the Peace visits were made to CIC and MTKDC?

Justices of the Peace (JPs) visit designated institutions and acts as a channel for people in prisons, detention facilities, and hospitals to express views and file complaints. JPs also make suggestions to improve institutional facilities and services.

What complaints, requests, and suggestions were made?

Complaints and requests made to JPs by category. Suggestions made by JPs by category.

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Vocabulary List

Commonly Used Abbreviations

CIC – Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre

CIU – Complaints Investigation Unit (of the Correctional Services Department)

CSD – Correctional Services Department

HKPF – Hong Kong Police Force

ImmD – Immigration Department

MTKDC – Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre

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