Tacoma, Washington

Northwest Detention Center (Tacoma Northwest Detention Center)

Status

In use

2019

Type: Administrative (Immigration detention centre)

Authority: Private For-Profit

Detains: Undocumented migrants

Capacity

1575

2017

Reported Population

1327

2017

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
1623 East J Street, Tacoma, WA, 98421 Tel: +1 (253) 779-6000
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

2009
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2012

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2009
National typology

Name Contract Detention Facility (CDF)

2013
Operating period

Year of Entry 2004

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name GEO Group Inc

Type Private For-Profit

2012

Name GEO Group

Type Private For-Profit

2009
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Northrop Grumman

Service Facility maintenance

2013

Provider Northrop Grumman

Service Security

2013

Provider Geo Group

Service Management

2012
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2009
Reported overstays at facility

Reported Overstays Yes

2012

Reported Overstays Yes

2011

Reported Overstays Yes

2010
Demographics

Name Adult men

2018

Name Adult women

2018
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 1575

2017

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 1030

2009
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 9360

2012

Number 10575

2011

Number 4

2010
Average daily population

Number 1432

2017

Number 1382

2017

Number 1342

2013

Number 959

2009

Number 967

2008

Number 915

2007
Reported population at a specific time

Number 1327

2017
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
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2006
Armed guards
Maximum official detention period 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
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

2009
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Private Company

Name of Owner GEO Group Inc.

2017
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations Seattle Region (SEA)

2014
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)