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Adams County Correctional 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) 304-2551 24 hours a day. 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 (601) 304-2551 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.

This facility has tablets. You can access information on how to send a non-confidential message at www.gettingout.com.

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.

Click the link for a list of pro bono representatives nationwide who might be able to assist you.

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 non-citizens 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. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here . You must have the last name of the detainee and alien registration number before calling. 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.”

Submitting a G-28

G-28s should be submitted to the Field Office or facility where your client is detained or, for non-detained, to the Field Office where the docket is located. For a general list of Field Office Outreach email addresses, visit the ERO Field Office contact page.

Sending Non-Confidential Messages to Detained Noncitizens

This facility has tablets. You can access information on how to send a non-confidential message at: www.gettingout.com.

Other Legal Access Related Communications

Requests for case information pertaining to noncitizens detained at the Adams Correctional Center may be sent to FNL-HUB-ASY@ice.dhs.gov. Please note that this mailbox does not accept applications for Stay of Removal or Case Appeals.

Contacting the Deportation Officer

To ascertain the identity of your client’s Deportation Officer, you may contact the New Orleans Field Office. Deportation Officers at Adams County Correctional Center can be reached at the following number 601-304-3002. Please note that a G-28 must be on file for any information to be disclosed.

Procedures for scheduling legal calls by legal service providers

Legal calls may be scheduled Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling (601) 304-2509, sending an e-mail to: AdamsCountyAttorneyVisitation@corecivic.com or by submitting a fax to (601) 446-5224.

A 24-hour notice is required for all legal calls and visitation.

Requests for legal calls/visits for Monday should be submitted by noon on Friday. Please ensure the your client's name and Alien number is included with the request.

Attorneys should be prepared to submit a copy of their state bar card, driver's license, and G-28 form when scheduling a legal visit. Additionally, any legal assistant/interpreter must also possess valid identification.

Attorneys are responsible for their own interpreter, language line access, etc.

If the attorney is 30 minutes or more late for the scheduled call or visit, it will be rescheduled for another day.

Once the legal call/visit has been scheduled, an e-mail will be provided to you with the call in information. If the number is busy when you call, try again. This is a switchboard and the operators may be on another line.

Hours of Visitation

Friends and Family Visits

Visitation hours for the facility are

7 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day

Schedule and procedures are subject to change based upon operational requirements.

Persons Permitted to Visit

Immediate Family: Immediate family may include mothers, fathers, stepparents, foster parents, brothers, sisters, stepbrothers, stepsisters, biological and adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and spouses, including common-law spouses.

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. ACCC is on the left side of the road.

If visitor(s) bring children (seventeen [17] years of age or under) the children are expected to remain under the direct supervision of the adult visitor(s) so they will not disturb others who have visitor(s). Only three (3) adults and two (2) minor children (ages seventeen [17] and under) will be permitted to visit at a time, as space is limited. The visitor(s) may be required to leave certain items in a locker or in their vehicle. All visitors and item(s) are subject to search.

Visiting is routinely conducted on federally recognized Holidays in addition to the posted session days and time.

All visitors, 18 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:

  • No shirts that are low cut or revealing, No tank tops or halter tops.
  • No clothes that are see through, extremely tight, or reveal the midriff.
  • No sleeveless or strapless dresses, No swimsuits.
  • No bandanas, camouflage, military clothing or clothing that resembles security uniforms.
  • No gang or obscene or distracting messages, shapes or designs.
  • No coats or jackets/hooded shirts, raincoats or other outer garments.
  • No hats – except as religiously recognized.
  • No sunglasses, jewelry, or watches.
  • No stilettos or heels
  • No keys (keys will be stored in the front lobby in an assigned locker.)
  • 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 not thongs, slippers or open toes shoes.
  • Only religious head coverings may be worn.

The following will also apply:

  • $20 maximum (in increments of $5, $1 and/or quarters) per person may be brought for the visitation vending machines.
  • Visitors with babies can only have one diaper and one bottle (no baby bags).
  • Correctional Supervisors will be the final authority for determining appropriate visitor apparel.

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.

Visits between family members detained in this facility may be approved through request to the Chief of Security and after proof of relationship has been obtained. These visits may be disapproved due to security concerns. In that case, the detainee will receive notification.

While in administrative or disciplinary segregation status, a detainee ordinarily retains visiting privileges and will be permitted visits in accordance with the posted schedule unless security reasons dictate other times. Visitation for administrative or disciplinary segregation status will generally be non-contact unless prior approval is obtained from the Chief of Security.

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. Staff will not hold unauthorized items for visitors during the visit.

AN OFFICER WITH THE RANK OF SUPERVISOR OR ABOVE MAY DENY OR CANCEL A VISIT. THE VISITING ROOM OFFICER, WITH CONCURRENCE FROM THE SHIFT SUPERVISOR, MAY TERMINATE VISITS INVOLVING INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, including:

  • Visitors are under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • The visitor refuses or fails to produce sufficient identification or falsifies identifying information, if required by the Facility;
  • Reasonable Suspicion exists that the security and order of the facility may be endangered by the visitor;
  • The visitor or detainee becomes disruptive during the visit causing the order of the facility to be endangered;
  • The visitor refuses to submit to a pat or scanning search;
  • The visitor is in violation of facility visiting rules or regulations; or
  • Insufficient space.

Former ICE detainees, individuals with criminal records and individuals in deportation proceedings shall not be automatically excluded from visitation. Individuals in any of these categories must so notify the facility administrator before registering for visitation privileges. The facility administrator shall weigh the nature and extent of an individual’s criminal record and/or prior conduct against the benefits of visitation in determining visitation privileges. A potential visitor’s failure to disclose such matters may preclude visitation privileges.

Attorney Visits

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

7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Every day, including holidays.
If additional times are needed, they can be coordinated through the facility by calling (601) 304-2509.

Visits between attorneys, legal representatives and legal assistants are confidential and shall not be subject to auditory supervision. Private consultation rooms shall be available for such meetings.

If necessary, attorneys will be given the option to meet with their client during meal hours.

Detainees are allowed to receive legal documents only from their attorney once they are approved by appropriate supervisory personnel.

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 for this facility can be reached at (318) 483-1700.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office.

Visiting Restrictions

  • All family or other social visits are non-contact.
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  • 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.
  • If contraband is found on your person, local law enforcement will be notified.

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 (File 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.

If detainees receive funds in the mail, they will be taken to the processing area for the money to be placed into their account. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all funds received. Detainees are cautioned not to have cash sent to them in the mail.

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:  The detainee must submit a written request to the Chief of Security prior to any packages being mailed into the facility.

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 ICEMedia@ice.dhs.gov.

Personal Interviews

A news media representative who desires to conduct an interview with a detainee must apply in writing to the New Orleans Field Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, indicating familiarity with an 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.

FOIA

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 – ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov

Feedback or Complaints

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
New Orleans, LA 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:

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

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
Email: joint.intake@dhs.gov

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
DHSOIGHOTLINE@DHS.GOV

1250 Poydras Street # 1800
New Orleans, LA 70113
United States

Updated: 09/06/2022