Detainees are presumed to be innocent until found guilty and are treated this way at all times. Discrimination of any kind is prohibited.

The DMU manages the Detention Facilities to provide for the well-being of Detainees in a safe and secure environment.  Detainees are allowed daily access to fresh air and physical exercise, as well as the opportunity to participate in other suitable recreational activities. They are allowed reading and writing materials and have access to a library that contains books, magazines, and newspapers in their native languages. In addition, they have access to radio and television programmes and may attend available religious or spiritual services. 

Detainees receive at least the same standards of health care in the Detention Facilities that are generally available in the Netherlands.

Rules on the daily functioning of the Detention Facilities can be found in the House Rules