San Diego, California

Otay Mesa Detention Center (formerly San Diego Contract Detention Facility)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: Corrections Corporation of America (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Adult men, Adult women, Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Conditions complaints? Capacity Reported population
YES
No Data
No Data
United States

182,869

Immigration detainees (2020)

45,000 - 55,000

Estimated detention capacity (2019)

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MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name Contract Detention Facility (CDF)

2013
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1998

Year Ceased

Center Status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2012
Management

Name Corrections Corporation of America

Type Private For-Profit

2016
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Corrections Corporation of America

Service Management

2016

Provider Northrop Grumman

Service Facility maintenance

2013

Provider Northrop Grumman

Service Security

2013
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 Office of the Federal Detention Trustee

2017
Area of Operations

Area of Authority of Operations San Diego Region (SND)

2013

STATISTICS & DATA

Demographics

Name Adult men

2016

Name Adult women

2016
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2016

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2016
Capacity Reserved for Immigration Detainees (criminal facility)

Number 664

2012
Total Detainees/Stock & Flow (year)

Number 3290

2012

Number 2855

2011

Number 24

2010
Average Daily Population (year)

Number 995

2017

Number 654

2013

Number 668

2012

Number 669

2009

Number 651

2008

Number 746

2007
Reports of Overpopulation

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2007
Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2015
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 21

2012
Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? Yes

2020

Reported deaths? Yes

2016

Reported deaths? Yes

2014

Reported deaths? Yes

2009

Reported deaths? Yes

2009

Reported deaths? Yes

2008

Reported deaths? Yes

2006

Reported deaths? Yes

2005

Reported deaths? Yes

2005
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported No

2012

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Inspection grade

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

2017

Grade Above Standards (“Superior”)

2009

Grade Above Standards (“Superior”)

2008

Grade Above Standards (“Superior”)

2007
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Overcrowding

2008

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Overcrowding

2007
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2016
Armed External Guards

Armed Guards? Yes

2016
Mistreatment Reports

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2010

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2009

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2007
Gender Segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2012