Section 6: Prisons / Correctional Services Department (CSD)

Immigration detainees can also be held in facilities managed by the Correctional Services Department, however a breakdown of which detainees in these facilities are immigration detainees as opposed to prisoners is not publicly available.

Additionally, official data on immigration detention is quite limited in comparison to official data on prisons, making comparative data analysis particularly relevant.

If you intend to use the data, please read the notes for accuracy.

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How many prisoners are held in Hong Kong’s prisons?

Approximately one third of prisoners are foreigners.

How many complaints are filed against the CSD? 

These include complaints filed by persons in custody, the public, and staff.

What types of complaints were investigated?

How many incidents of self-harm occur in prisons?

Unlike the CSD, the Immigration Department does not maintain similar statistics.

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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

NKCI – Nei Kwu Correctional Institution

TTG / TTGCI – Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution

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