Covington, Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish Jail

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2019

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Government-local

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Criminal detainees

Capacity

Not available

Reported Population

7

2016

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
701 North Columbia Street, Covington, LA, 70433 Tel: +1 985-809-8200
Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2019

Status In use

2017

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2014

Status In use

2013
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (IGSA)

2013
Operating period

Year of Entry 2010

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

Type Government-local

2018
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2017
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Short-term (3 days or less)

2017
Demographics

Name Adult men

2017

Name Adult women

2017
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2017

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2017
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 60

2012
Average daily population

Number 9

2017

Number 11

2017

Number 5

2013
Reported population at a specific time

Number 7

2016
Inspection grade

Grade Minimum Standards (“Good,” “Acceptable,” or “Meets Standards”)

2016
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Estimated average detention period (days)
Gender segregation
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Reported overpopulation
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions
Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
Reported deaths at this facility
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology

2018
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner County

2017
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)

Number 56.69

2017
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations New Orleans Region (NOL)

2013
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)