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, Contract Detention Facility (CDF)

Deaths at facility Conditions complaints? Mistreatment complaints?
Yes
YES

2010

Yes
United States

45,000

Estimated detention capacity (2019)

103,140

Detained children (2015)

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FACILITY NAMES
Otay Mesa Detention Center (formerly San Diego Contract Detention Facility)
Location

Country: United States

City & Region: San Diego, California, Americas

Latitude, Longitude: 32.589635, -116.922308

Contact Information
7488 Calzada de la Fuente San Diego,
CA, 92231 USA
Tel: +1 (619) 661-3823

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name Contract Detention Facility (CDF)

2013
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1998

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

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2016

Name Adult women

2016
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2016

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2016

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity Reserved for Migration Detainees (criminal facility)

Number 664

2012
Total Migration Detainees at Facility: Flow + Stock (year)

Number 3290

2012

Number 2855

2011

Number 24

2010
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 995

2017

Number 654

2013

Number 668

2012

Number 669

2009

Number 651

2008

Number 746

2007
Reports of Detainee Overpopulation at Facility

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2007

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2015
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 21

2012

OUTCOMES

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 RATINGS

Overall Inspection Score

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

2017

Above Standards (“Superior”)

2009

Above Standards (“Superior”)

2008

Above Standards (“Superior”)

2007
Inadequate conditions

Medical care

2010

Overcrowding

2008

Overcrowding

2007

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2016
Armed External Guards

Yes

2016

STAFF

Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2010

Yes

2009

Yes

2007

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2012

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

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