Council Bluffs, Iowa

Pottawattamie County Jail

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2019

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: Pottawattamie County Sheriff (Governmental)

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

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
10
10

2017

No Data
United States

510,854

Immigration detainees (2019)

44,000

Estimated detention capacity (2017)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
1400 Big Lake Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Tel. +1 712.890.2250
Fax. +1 712.890.2220
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

Status In use

2012
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (USMS IGA)

2013
Operating period

Year of Entry 1997

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Pottawattamie County Sheriff

Type Governmental

2012
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2012
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012
Demographics

Name Adult women

2012

Name Adult men

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2012

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2012
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 10

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 288

2012
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 144

2012

Number 261

2011

Number 1

2010
Average daily population

Number 15

2017

Number 14

2017

Number 6

2013

Number 24

2012

Number 44

2009

Number 18

2008
Reported population at a specific time

Number 10

2017
Reported overpopulation

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2017
Inspection grade

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

2017

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

2009
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
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
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

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2012
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner County

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

Number 79.26

2017
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations Saint Paul Minneapolis

2013
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)