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Chippewa County Correctional Facility

Detroit Field Office

Contacting a Detainee
Contacting a Detainee

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (313) 771-6601 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 (906) 635-7620 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.

The correctional facility does not accept personal calls for inmates. Inmates may make personal calls from their cell phones. Calls must be made collect, or with a telephone card sold by the facility.

This facility does not have tablets.

Legal & Case Information
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 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. 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 filed on behalf of detained non-citizens at this facility can now be accepted through the online platform ERO eFile. Facility staff will not have access to ERO eFile at this time; legal representatives should download copies of their submitted G-28 for any in-person or remote legal visit.

Other Legal Access Related Communications

Requests for case information pertaining to detainees at the Chippewa County Correctional Facility may be sent to 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, contact the Detroit Field Office to obtain that information at (313) 771-6601. Please note that a G-28 must be on file for any information to be disclosed.

Hours of Visitation
Hours of Visitation

Friends and Family Visits

Wednesdays9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
10 a.m.- 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
D2, D3, D4, D5
Sundays9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
D-Block Community Service


Attorney Visits

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

8 a.m.-5 p.m. or by prior approval.

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.

Legal Calls or Video Teleconferencing

Attorneys may call the facility at (906) 635-7620 to arrange to have their client moved to the attorney / client room and the call will be transferred for a private call.

Legal Facsimile

Attorneys may call the facility at (906) 635-7620 to arrange the faxing of documents to their client.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Deportation Officer to the extent possible, and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. To ascertain the identity of detainee’s Deportation Officer, contact the Detroit Field Office to obtain that information at (313) 771-6601.

Clergy Visits

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

Visiting Restrictions

  1. All visitors are required to sign in. Visitors must be at least 17 years of age and present a valid form of identification.
  2. All visits are non-contact. Inmate/detainees are allowed two (2) visitors weekly. Visits will not exceed thirty (30) minutes duration and be limited to (1) one visitor per visit unless otherwise approved by security staff.
  3. Visitors will be denied access to visitation if the visitor has the aroma of alcohol, displays behavior that may suggest the visitor is under the influence of a controlled substance, uses abusive language, is assaultive, and/or exhibits any type of behavior that could adversely affect the safety and security of the facility.
  4. Cameras, cell phones, video and audio recorders are restricted items. All cell phones will be secured by the visitor and out of sight. .
  5. Personal property will not be accepted with the exception of American currency, money orders, and/or necessary medical items (e.g. glasses, prescribed medications, etc.).
  6. Food and/or drink items are not permitted.
  7. Revealing and/or provocative clothing is not permitted.
  8. Any visitor observed violating any of the above requirements will have their visit immediately terminated. Visitors may also have future visitation requests terminated if CCCF administration deems necessary.

If necessary, the Chippewa County Correctional Facility may cancel a weekly visitation schedule and/or terminate any individual visit to maintain facility 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.

Sending Items to Detainees
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: ICE detainees cannot have property dropped off or mailed to the facility. If property is sent to the Chippewa County Correctional facility, it will not be accepted. Detainees must make arrangements to have property dropped off at the Detroit ICE office.

To add funds to an Inmate/detainee account, please go to and follow the prompts. The detainee name and inmate number will be needed to electronically transfer funds. Money orders displaying a typed or stamped value amount will be accepted through the mail when addressed to the detainee.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. This property would have to be delivered to the Detroit ICE office.

Press & Media
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 Detroit 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.


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
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
985 Michigan Avenue, Suite 207
Detroit, MI  48226

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
985 Michigan Avenue, Suite 207
Detroit, MI  48226
(313) 771-6601

Write the Office of Professional Responsibility:

Director, Office of Professional Responsibility
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th Street, SW
Suite 1049
Mailstop 5099
Washington, DC 20536-5005

Contact the ICE OPR Integrity Coordination Center (ICC):


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

325 Court Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
United States