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Central Louisiana ICE Processing Center

New Orleans Field Office

Contacting a Detainee

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (318) 992-1600 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 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 (318) 992-7800 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.

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 $5,000 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

Gender Visitation Time
Male Detainees 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Female Detainees 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Male Detainees 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Female Detainees 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Male Detainees 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Female Detainees 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Male Detainees 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Female Detainees 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Male Detainees 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Female Detainees 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Male Detainees 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Female Detainees 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Male Detainees 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Female Detainees 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.

Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.

Visits are limited to 60 minutes. Visits longer than 60 minutes may be permissible with prior approval of the warden.

Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Attorney Visits

Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours: Seven days a week from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., including holidays.

Attorneys and accredited representatives must request virtual meetings or confidential legal calls with their clients the day before, or at the latest, the morning of the visit, by email at This email address is the primary means for scheduling attorney legal calls and will also be utilized to schedule VTC visits. Legal representatives may also schedule these meetings or calls by calling(318) 992-7899 for the security clerk responsible for scheduling.

The email should include:

  • the detainee client’s name
  • alien number
  • a few proposed times/dates for the requested VTC session
  • the attorney's Microsoft Teams email address
  • a scan of the attorney’s ID
  • a scan of the attorney’s bar card
  • a scan of the attorney’s ICE Form G-28 (unless this is the initial attorney/client consultation

If a legal assistant will join the call, the email should also attach a letter of authorization on the firm’s/organization’s letterhead and a scan of the assistant’s ID. The CLIPC staff person will email attorneys back with a confirmed date and time.

The same guidelines for in-person attorney/client visits will apply to VTC sessions and legal calls. Only attorneys, legal assistants, and interpreters will be allowed; no family or friends of the clients are allowed. The attorney and/or his/her agents may contact outside interpretation services during the call or session. The sessions will be confidential; a visitation officer will be stationed outside of the confidential room to ensure security.

  • Facsimile Communication
    When timely communication through the mail is not possible, the facility administrator may in his discretion allow for a reasonable amount of communication by means of facsimile device between the detainee and his/her designated legal representatives. Detainees can send all electronic communication requests to their assigned case manager for processing. Attorneys can send legal correspondence for facsimile services through the following fax number: (318) 992-5470. The legal representative must include a cover letter with all legal documentation sent via facsimile. The cover sheet shall include the following for appropriate processing: Receiving Detainee Full Name, Receiving Detainee Alien Number, Senders Return Fax Number, and the number of pages sent. While the facility will always attempt to ensure confidentiality is maintained with legal documentation, utilizing facsimile services does not guarantee confidentiality. It is highly recommended that all sensitive items containing confidential matters be processed through the facility's legal mail process utilizing the U.S. Postal Service. All legal faxes sent and received through the mailroom will be documented in a logbook processed by the mailroom staff and/or designated program’s staff. All facsimile legal electronic communication requests will be processed during normal business hours Monday through Friday 0800-1700 excluding holidays. The transmission verification report which indicates that the fax was successfully sent will be maintained and filed by mailroom staff and/or designated program’s staff.
  • The email address will also be the point of contact to raise any issues regarding technical issues for troubleshooting. CLIPC’s direct phone line for the IT Manager is (318) 992-7810 which can also be used to report technical difficulties. Please note the IT Manager works Mon-Fri from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Should an issue arise outside of normal business hours please contact the switch board operator and ask for the shift supervisor.
  • VTC or legal call communications will not be recorded or stored in any way.
  • The Point of Contact (POC) for VTC or legal calls is the Security Clerk(318) 992-7899 or Assistant Facility Administrator(318) 992-7809 to report any issues you may have concerning legal calls or sessions.
  • Virtual meetings may take place 7 days a week from 7 a.m. and be completed by 7 p.m., Central Time.
  • Visits will be scheduled for 2 hours. Additional time can be added if requested.
  • All legal call and VTC requests received will be placed on the schedule within 48 hours of receipt. An acknowledgement of the scheduled placement will be sent to the requesting party confirming.

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 (318) 992-1600.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make prior arrangements with the Religious Coordinator at (318) 992-7817.

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.

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.

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, contact the Mailroom Personnel at the facility at phone number 318-992-7800, or mail a request to:

GEO – CLIPC Facility Administrator
830 Pinehill Road
Jena, LA  71342

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 Field Office, 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 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, 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

830 Pine Hill Road
Jena, LA 71342
United States

Updated: 10/20/2022