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Detainees at CIC having served / currently serving criminal sentences

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request about the number of detainees at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre who have served sentences for criminal offences or are currently serving sentences. May I know, in each of the years between 2018-20:

a) the number of detainees admitted in each year and of those how many have served sentences for criminal offences or are currently serving sentences.

b) the detainee population on 31 December of each year and of those how many have served sentences for criminal offences or are currently serving sentences.

If a CSV or Excel format is possible, I would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise PDF or similar would be fine as well.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

入境事務處

Our Reference: L/M (13) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
02.05.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
22.05.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

入境事務處

Our Reference: L/M (13) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Further to the interim reply on 11.05.2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 21.06.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

入境事務處

Our Reference: L/M (13) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 2 May 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 21 May 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information.

In each of years between 2018-2020,

(a) Number of admissions to the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre
(“CIC”):

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of admissions 6,277 5,353 3,988

(b) Detainee population at the CIC on 31 December of each year from 2018
to 2020:

Year 2018 2019 2020
No. of detainees 355 346 248

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested breakdown
information of detainees.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your response. I would like to ask for some additional information regarding detainees at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre who have served sentences for criminal offences or are currently serving sentences.

A) Does Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre admit persons who have served prison sentences or community service orders or paid fines for criminal offences?

B) Does Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre admit persons who are currently serving prison sentences or community service orders or paying fines for criminal offences?

Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

入境事務處

Our Reference: L/M (13) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your follow-up application for access to
information on 30.09.2021. Your application is now under processing.
According to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our
department will inform you of the latest progress of the case separately
on or before 20.10.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration

入境事務處

Our Reference: L/M (13) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Further to the interim reply on 08.10.2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 19.11.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration

入境事務處

Our Reference: L/M (13) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,
I refer to your request for access to information on 30 September 2021 and
our previous replies under the same file reference on 15 June 2021, 8
October 2021 and 20 October 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information.

A) Some of the detainees at the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre ("CIC")
have a history of convictions for criminal offences. After their release
from prison, they should be removed from Hong Kong as soon as practicable
in accordance with the law.

B) The CIC does not admit any person serving a sentence.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

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