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detention centre

a place where persons (typically asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, or people awaiting trial) may be detained for short periods by order of a court
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The inquiry heard shocking evidence of appalling and unacceptable conditions in Australias offshore detention centres, and a systemic failure of the Australian government to adequately respond.
It is a launching place for discussion about immigration, detention centres, family stories, symbolism, superstition and justice.
There are 395 persons registered outside the Detention Centre living at their own expense.
The prisons and detention centres have air-conditioners for summer season, but they don't have room heaters, which we have reminded the authorities repeatedly.
The Australian Human Rights Commission will resume its hearing into child detention centres on July 31.
The High Commissioner apprised the Director General of his recent visits to immigration detention centres in Johor Bahru and Melaka and called for a need to improve the physical conditions and general medical care being provided to detainees at the detention centres.
Summary: Two inmates, who were part of a foursome who started a fire at a detention centre, were sentenced to an additional three years each in prison as they were convicted of arson, endangering the lives of 65 other detainees and damaging public property worth about Dh100,000.
In the coming weeks, UNHCR field teams will carry out registration also in detention centres in Gharyan, Misurata, Ajdabiyah and Kufra as well as Benghazi.
There are genuine concerns that the Government is not providing adequate mental health care to people in detention centres at a time when incidents of self-harm and suicide have increased, and riots, protests, and hunger strikes have become common.
In 2010, ICRC made 48 visits in 31 detention centres housing some 27,000 detainees, including over 670 security prisoners.
Some asylum seekers have spent more than a year in Australian detention centres while they await the processing of their requests.
Photography is not allowed inside detention centres, so Merminod uses pictures of former detainees to tell her story.