Himalia, with its cold harsh conditions, was once a mining outpost. It has recently been converted to a penal facility including a rather large asylum. The prison includes cells that can accommodate most known species. Britain sends only its' worst offenders or habitual escapees to Himalia. Many pirates captured in æther-medinsula (unclaimed territory) are sent here. The Ukp lists the Himalia detention center as a great ally in the pursuit of interplanetary justice. The Himalia facilities receive a yearly stipend from the UKP as well as constant subsidies..