San Diego, California

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

Status

In use

2019

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Private For-Profit

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Criminal detainees

Capacity

Not available

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Yes

2010

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

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

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2012
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

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

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
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2016
Armed guards

Armed Guards? Yes

2016
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2015
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 21

2012
Demographics

Name Adult men

2016

Name Adult women

2016
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2016

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2016
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2012
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)

Number 664

2012
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 3290

2012

Number 2855

2011

Number 24

2010
Average daily population

Number 995

2017

Number 654

2013

Number 668

2012

Number 669

2009

Number 651

2008

Number 746

2007
Reported overpopulation

Reported Overpopulation Yes

2007
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
Mistreatment complaints

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2010

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2009

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2007
Reported deaths at this facility

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 attempted or successful suicides at this facility

Suicides Reported No

2012
Reported overstays at facility
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)
Occupancy rate
Reported population at a specific time
Specially trained personnel
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access

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 Office of the Federal Detention Trustee

2017
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations San Diego Region (SND)

2013
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)