Sierra Blanca, Texas

West Texas Detention Facility

Status

In use

2019

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: LaSalle Southwest Corrections (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Adult men, Adult women, US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (USMS IGA)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
450
77

2016

No Data
United States

45,000

Estimated detention capacity (2019)

103,140

Detained children (2015)

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FACILITY NAMES
West Texas Detention Facility
Location

Country: United States

City & Region: Sierra Blanca, Texas, Americas

Latitude, Longitude: 31.166722, -105.351645

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

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

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

2017
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
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
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 County

2017
Detainee Per Diem (USD)

Number 77

2015
Area of Operations

Area of Authority of Operations El Paso Region (ELP)

2013

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2012

Name Adult women

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2012

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 450

2017
Total Migration Detainees at Facility: Flow + Stock (year)

Number 53

2012

Number 1063

2011

Number 2

2010
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 353

2017

Number 170

2017

Number 30

2013

Number 12

2012

Number 33

2009

Number 63

2008

Number 16

2007
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 77

2016

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Overall Inspection Score

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

2016

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2012

STAFF

SEGREGATION

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

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