Sierra Blanca, Texas

West Texas Detention Facility

Status

In use

2019

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Private For-Profit

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Criminal detainees

Capacity

450

2017

Reported Population

77

2016

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
401 S. Vaquero Avenue, Sierra Blanca, TX, 79851 Tel. +1(915) 369-2269/70/71/72
Center status

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2012
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (USMS IGA)

2013
Operating period

Year of Entry 1999

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name LaSalle Southwest Corrections

Type Private For-Profit

2017

Name Emerald Companies Inc.

Type Private For-Profit

2012
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Emerald Companies Inc.

Service Management

2012
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2012
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012
Demographics

Name Adult men

2012

Name Adult women

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2012
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 450

2017
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 53

2012

Number 1063

2011

Number 2

2010
Average daily population

Number 353

2017

Number 170

2017

Number 30

2013

Number 12

2012

Number 33

2009

Number 63

2008

Number 16

2007
Reported population at a specific time

Number 77

2016
Inspection grade

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

2016

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Estimated average detention period (days)
Gender segregation
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Reported overpopulation
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions
Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
Reported deaths at this facility
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

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner County

2017
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)

Number 77

2015
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations El Paso Region (ELP)

2013
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)