Leesport, Pennsylvania

Berks County Family Residential Center (Formerly Berks Family Shelter)

Status

In use

2019

Type: Administrative (Immigration detention centre)

Authority: Governmental

Detains: Asylum seekers, Undocumented migrants

Capacity

84

2007

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
1040 Berks Road Leesport, Pennsylvania, 19533 USA Tel: 610-396-0310
Center status

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2014

Status In use

2012
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2012
National typology

Name Residential Center

2017
Operating period

Year of Entry 2001

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau

Type Governmental

2012
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Cemter

Service Legal counselling

2012
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2012
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2014
Reported overstays at facility

Reported Overstays Yes

2012

Reported Overstays Yes

2011
Demographics

Name Adult women

2012

Name Adult men

2012

Name Accompanied minors

2012

Name Families

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2014

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2014
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2012
Family segregation

Family Segregation Yes

2012
Age segregation

Age Segregation Yes

2012
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 84

2007
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 437

2012

Number 387

2011
Average daily population

Number 45

2017

Number 79

2013

Number 60

2010

Number 77

2009

Number 79

2008

Number 77

2007
Armed guards
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Legal segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
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Specially trained personnel
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Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
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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
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
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