Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay)

Status

In use

2019

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Governmental

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Asylum seekers, Criminal detainees

Capacity

272

2008

Reported Population

191

2017

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

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

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
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2008
National typology

Name Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA)

2013
Operating period

Year of Entry 1991

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Suffolk County Sheriff's Department

Type Governmental

2008
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2008
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017
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
Legal segregation

Legal Segregation No

2008
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 272

2008
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 1406

2012

Number 1280

2011

Number 4

2010
Average daily population

Number 185

2017

Number 190

2017

Number 238

2013

Number 255

2009

Number 245

2008

Number 252

2007
Reported population at a specific time

Number 191

2017
Inspection grade

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

2017

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2009

Reported deaths? Yes

2006
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Estimated average detention period (days)
Gender segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
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
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

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
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)

Number 90

2017
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations Boston Region (BOS)

2013
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)