El Centro, California

El Centro Detention Facility (Service Processing centre)

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2014

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men, Asylum seekers (administrative)

Deaths at facility Capacity Reported population
Yes
No Data
No Data
United States

510,854

Immigration detainees (2019)

44,000

Estimated detention capacity (2017)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

Assistant Field Office Director: R. Michael Magee Service Processing centre 1115 North Imperial Avenue El Centro, CA 92243 United States Tel:+1 (760) 336-4600


Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2014

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2012
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2012
National typology

Name Service Processing Center (SPC)

2013

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Type Governmental

2012
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Northrop Grumman

Service Facility maintenance

2013

Provider Northrop Grumman

Service Security

2013

Provider AKAL Security

Service Security

2012
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2012
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012
Demographics

Name Adult men

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2012
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 2197

2012

Number 2500

2011

Number 15

2010
Average daily population

Number 419

2013

Number 372

2012

Number 477

2009

Number 429

2008

Number 450

2007
Inspection grade

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

2009

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

2007
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2004

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2012
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations San Diego Region (SND)

2013