Gadsden, Alabama

Etowah County Jail (Etowah County Detention Center)

Status

In use

2019

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Governmental

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Asylum seekers, Criminal detainees

Capacity

Not available

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
827 Forrest Avenue Gadsden AL, 35901 Tel: +1 256 549 5410 Fax: +1256 549 5332
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

2012
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2017
National typology

Name US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (IGSA)

2013
Operating period

Year of Entry 2010

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Elowah County Sheriff's Department

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 men

2012

Name Adult women

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2012

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2012
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 1472

2012

Number 1962

2011

Number 4

2010
Average daily population

Number 300

2017

Number 310

2017

Number 311

2013

Number 315

2012

Number 342

2009

Number 352

2008

Number 339

2007
Inspection grade

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?

2004
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
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Reported population at a specific time
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

2012
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner County

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

Number 45

2017
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations New Orleans Region (NOL)

2013
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)