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Adams County Detention Center

New Orleans Field Office

Contacting a Detainee

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (601) 304-3003 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call 1-800-944-6610 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

Legal & Case Information

Immigration Court

For information about a matter before the immigration court, you may call 1-800-898-7180 to speak with them directly. Applications for relief from removal and other applications requested by the immigration judge must be filed directly with the immigration court.

Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

For information about a matter before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), you may call (703) 605-1007 where you can obtain automated information or speak with a live representative during office hours.

Nationwide pro bono representatives listing →

To Post a Delivery Bond

Delivery bonds are posted when a person has been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while in the United States. The person posting the bond must show proof of identity (valid Government-issued photo identification, passport, military ID, LPR card, driver’s license, etc.). This person (the obligor) is responsible for ensuring that the alien presents them self before an officer or representative of this agency whenever a request is made.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE may be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday (except public holidays) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. You must have the last name of the detainee and alien registration number before calling.

List of bond acceptance facilities →

Acceptable forms of payment to post a bond are money orders, cashier’s checks or certified checks. For all bonds $10,000 and over, the only accepted method of payment is a single cashier or certified check. Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Hours of Visitation

Friends and Family Visits

Day Visitation Time
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Low & Medium-Low Males
Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Medium-High & High Level males
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of the scheduled visitation session.
  • Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Visits shall not exceed one and a half hour. Space permitting, detainee visits may carry over into the next session for their custody/gender. If visitation is full, visits will be limited to one session.

Facility Information for Visitors:

Physical Address:
20 Hobo Forks Road,
Natchez, MS 39120
(601) 304-2500
*Please note, the above address is not a mailing address*

Directions from Baton Rouge Airport: Start on going North on Jackie Cochran Drive toward Sally Ride Drive. Turn slight right onto Sally Ride Drive. Turn left onto Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Merge onto I-110 North towards Natchez. Take the US-61 Scenic Highway Exit, 8B, on the left. Turn right on the Scenic Highway/61 North. Continue to follow US-61 North (crossing into Mississippi). Turn slight right onto US-61N/US 84 East Devereux Drive. Continue to follow US 61-N/US 845E. Turn slight right onto US 84 E/US 98E. Chance Road will become Hobo Forks Road. The Adams County Correctional Center is on the left side of the road.

Attorney Visits

Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:

Attorney visitation hours are the same as other visitation hours. If additional times are needed, they can be coordinated through the facility by calling (601) 304-2509.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible, and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in charge of the facility can be reached at (601) 304-3002.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office at (601) 304-2525.

Visiting Restrictions

  • All visitors, 18 years or older, must possess a valid identification card with a photo, such as a State/Federal identification, passport, or Resident Alien Card.
  • Adults who are parents or legal guardians must accompany minors under 18 years of age.

Dress Requirements for Visitors

Visitors are prohibited from wearing the following to visitation:

  • No shirts that are low cut or revealing, including tank tops or halter tops.
  • No clothes that are see-through, extremely tight or reveal the midriff.
  • No sleeveless or strapless dresses, swimsuits, bandanas, military clothing, or sports logos.
  • No hats
  • No sunglasses
  • No jewelry
  • No watches
  • No stilletos or heels
  • No keys (keys will be stored in the front lobby in an assigned locker.)

The following will also apply:

  • Undergarments will be worn at all times, but not visible.
  • Skirts or dresses must be no higher than 2” above the knee
  • Shoes must be worn at all times, but no thongs, slippers or open-toe shoes.
  • Only religious head coverings may be worn.
  • $20 maximum (in increments of $5, $1 and/or quarters) per person may be brought for the visitation vending machines
  • Correctional Supervisors will be the final authority for determining appropriate visitor apparel.

Visiting is routinely conducted on Federal recognized Holidays in addition to the posted session days and time. SHU detainees are only authorized non-contact visits.

Any visitor refusing a search of their person or their property will not be allowed entry into the institution.

The only food items allowed in the Visiting Room are items purchased from the vending machines located in the Visiting Room. The only exception to this will be baby bottles and baby food. Baby food must be in unopened sealed plastic containers.

  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

Sending Items to Detainees

Letters sent to detainees must include the last four digits of the detainee’s A-number (Alien Number), plus the sender’s name and address. To enhance the safety of the facility, all incoming mail is subject to screening for contraband. The mail is not read upon opening, only inspected by the delivering officer. Detainees may send mail from the facility. Detainees may seal their outgoing letters and place them in the provided receptacle. All incoming mail will be delivered to the detainee, and outgoing mail will be routed to the proper postal office within 24 hours of receipt by facility staff. A mail pick-up and delivery schedule is posted in all housing units.

Detainees are allowed to purchase stamps for use. Generally, there is no limit to the amount of correspondence detainees may send at their own expense. Indigent detainees (those who have no means of financial support and no funds in their facility account) will be provided postage allowance at government expense.

When detainees depart the facility or are transferred to another facility, only their legal mail will be forwarded to them. General correspondence will be endorsed "Return to Sender" and returned to the post office.

Cash in possession of a detainee, at the time of his arrival to the facility, will be deposited/receipted to his trust account. Visitors may also deposit cash, only, at the facility, Monday through Friday – excluding holidays. All monies (cash, check, money order) arriving at the facility, via mail, will be returned to the sender.

Instructions on how to deposit money to a detainee’s trust account

Note: Cashier’s check or money order must include the detainee’s full name and A-number.

A detainee may receive items that are determined to be of necessity for the sole purpose of travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. Before sending packages to detainees, contact the facility mail clerk at: (601) 304-2520

Note that detainees being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage. If a detainee does not have such baggage, such luggage can be sent/delivered after receiving approval from Supervisory Deportation Officer. Please be advised that for security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) will be accepted.

Press & Media

The facility has a responsibility to protect the privacy and other rights of detainees and members of the staff. Therefore, interviews will be regulated to ensure the orderly and safe operation of the facility. Ordinarily, live television or radio interviews will not be permitted in the facility. For media inquiries about ICE activities, operations, or policies, contact the ICE Office of Public Affairs at

Personal Interviews

A news media representative who desires to conduct an interview with a detainee must apply in writing to the New Orleans Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, indicating familiarity with and agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the facility as provided to that person by staff.

Detainee Consent

A detainee has the right not to be interviewed, photographed, or recorded by the media. Before interviewing, photographing, or recording the voice of a detainee, a visiting representative of the media must obtain written permission from that individual.


All FOIA and Privacy Act requests must be submitted on form G-639 (Freedom of Information / Privacy Act Request) or in letter format. All requests must contain the original, notarized signature of the subject in question. Please complete the form G-639 thoroughly and if writing a letter, be sure to include the full name, any other names used, date of birth, place of birth, A-number of the alien you are seeking information about, as well as your full name, address, and telephone number, so that we may contact you if we have any questions.

Mail your FOIA or Privacy Act request to:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
800 North Capitol Street, NW, Room 585
Washington, D.C. 20536

Phone – 1-866-633-1182
Email –

Feedback or Compliants

We strive to provide quality service to people in our custody, their family, friends, and to their official representatives. If you believe that we have not lived up to this commitment, we would like to know. If we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know that as well.To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to:

Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1250 Poydras Street, Suite 325
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

If you feel that an ICE employee or contract services employee mistreated you and wish to make a complaint of misconduct, you may:

Contact the Field Office Director at:
Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1250 Poydras Street, Suite 325
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
(504) 599-7800

Write the Office of Professional Responsibility:

Director, Office of Professional Responsibility
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
P.O. Box 14475
Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20044

Contact the Joint Intake Center:

Phone Number: 1-877-2INTAKE

You may also contact the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General:

DHS Office of Inspector General
Attn: Office of Investigations - Hotline
245 Murray Drive, Building 410 Stop: 2600
Washington, DC 20528
Call: 1-800-323-8603
​Fax: 202-254-4292

20 Hobo Fork Rd
Natchez, MS 39120
United States

Updated: 05/06/2022