Leesport, Pennsylvania

Berks County Prison (Berks County Prison, PA)

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2008

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: Berk County Sheriff's Department (Governmental)

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Asylum seekers, Criminal detainees

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees (2017)

44,000

Estimated detention capacity (2017)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
1287 County Welfare Road Leesport, PA, USA 19533 Tel: +1 610 208 4800
Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2008

Status In use

2007
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2007
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OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Berk County Sheriff's Department

Type Governmental

2007
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Oasis Management Systems

Service Food services

2012
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2007
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2007

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2007

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2007
Average daily population

Number 25

2009

Number 30

2008

Number 26

2007
Inspection grade

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2009

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2008

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

2007
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BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2007
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