Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay)

Status

In use

2023

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: Suffolk County Sheriff's Department (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men, Adult women, Asylum seekers (administrative), Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
272
191

/ /

Yes
United States

182,869

Migration Detainees

15,381

Detained Unaccompanied Children

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FACILITY NAMES
Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay)
Location

Country: United States

City & Region: Boston, Massachusetts, Americas

Latitude, Longitude: 42.334228, -71.069118

Contact Information
20 Bradston Street
Boston, MA, 02118
Tel. +1 617 635 1000

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2022

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2008
Facility type

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2008
National typology

Name Inter-Governmental Service Agreement

2023

Name Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA)

2013
Management

Name Suffolk County Sheriff's Department

Type Governmental

2008
Custodial Authorities

Agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2008
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner County

2017
Detainee Per Diem (USD)

Number 90

2017
Area of Operations

Area of Authority of Operations Boston Field Office

2023

Area of Authority of Operations Boston Region (BOS)

2013
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1991

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2017

Name Adult women

2017
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2008

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2008

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2008

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 272

2008
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 185

2017

Number 190

2017

Number 238

2013

Number 255

2009

Number 245

2008

Number 252

2007
Total Migration Detainees: Entries + Remaining from Previous Year

Number 1406

2012

Number 1280

2011

Number 4

2010
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 191

2017

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2023

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Overall Inspection Score

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

2017

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2008

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Legal Segregation

No

2008

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH

Reports of Deaths

Yes

2009

Yes

2006

MONITORING & ACCESS

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