Council Bluffs, Iowa

Pottawattamie County Jail

Status

Closed/ceased migrant detention

2019

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: Pottawattamie County Sheriff (Governmental)

Detains: Adult women, Adult men, US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (USMS IGA)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
10
10

2017

No Data
United States

45,000

Estimated detention capacity (2019)

103,140

Detained children (2015)

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FACILITY NAMES
Pottawattamie County Jail
Location

Country: United States

City & Region: Council Bluffs, Iowa, Americas

Latitude, Longitude: 41.2892886, -95.859124

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

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

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

2017
Center Status

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2019

Status In use

2017

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2014

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2012
Management

Name Pottawattamie County Sheriff

Type Governmental

2012
Custodial Authorities

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
Detainee Per Diem (USD)

Number 79.26

2017
Area of Operations

Area of Authority of Operations Saint Paul Minneapolis

2013

DETAINEES

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

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 10

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 288

2012
Total Migration Detainees at Facility: Flow + Stock (year)

Number 144

2012

Number 261

2011

Number 1

2010
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 15

2017

Number 14

2017

Number 6

2013

Number 24

2012

Number 44

2009

Number 18

2008
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 10

2017
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2017

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Overall Inspection Score

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

2017

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

2009

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2012

STAFF

SEGREGATION

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

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