Waterproof, Louisiana

Tensas Parish Detention centre

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2017

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Private For-Profit

Detains: Undocumented migrants, Asylum seekers, Criminal detainees

Capacity

512

2007

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

8606 Highway 65, HC-62, Box 600, Waterproof, LA, USA 71375 Tel. +1 318 749 3722

Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

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 Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA)

2013
Operating period

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Emerald Companies

Type Private For-Profit

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
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2012

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2012
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 512

2007
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 1763

2012

Number 1660

2011

Number 1

2010
Average daily population

Number 65

2013

Number 70

2012

Number 268

2009

Number 346

2008

Number 420

2007
Inspection grade

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

2009

Reported deaths? Yes

2005
Outsourced services and non-state actors
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 population at a specific time
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Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions
Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
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BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2012
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations New Orleans Region (NOL)

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