There is one detention center in Denmark, it is called “Ellebæk” and it lies next to the main asylum camp, “Sandholmlejren”. A detention center works like a prison and is run by the probation service in Denmark. As an asylum seeker you can be detained without having committed a crime, for example if you are a rejected asylum seeker and they believe you will go underground or leave to another country. There is a maximum limit on 18 months of keeping people in Ellebæk. In most cases the detention period is shorter.