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Limestone County Detention Center

Houston Field Office

Contacting a Detainee
Contacting a Detainee

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call: (254) 729-2674 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 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: (254) 729-2674 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.

Limestone County Detention Center’s facility has tablets. You can access information on how to send a non-confidential message at: https://www.JailATM.com.

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 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.JailATM.com.

Other Legal Access Related Communications

Requests for case information pertaining to noncitizens detained at the Limestone County Detention Center may be sent to www.JailATM.com. 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 (936) 520-5000. Please note that a G-28 must be on file for any information to be disclosed.

Hours of Visitation
Hours of Visitation

Family and Friends

Limestone County Detention Center Visitation Schedule:

Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Detainees will be allowed two 30-minute (total 1 hour), non-contact visits per week with at least one of those during the evenings and weekends. Contact visits are not allowed.

Special visits shall be approved by the Warden.

  • A child under 16 does not have to be listed but must be accompanied by and adult (over 17) on the visitation list. Persons aged 16 and 17 must be listed on the visitation list and accompanied by an adult listed on the visitation list.
  • Detainees are allowed two (2) adult visitors per visit. All adult visitors must be listed on the approved visitor list. Individuals 18 years of age or older are considered adults and must be on the visitation list.
  • Persons 16 or 17 years of age must be on the visitation list however they are not counted towards the number of adults visiting a detainee.
  • Any disruptive conduct by any party, visitor, or detainee, will result in the termination of the visit and may have an adverse effect on future visits.
  • Persons 16 or 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older) who is a parent, legal guardian, or legal counsel. (Reference: Texas Administrative Code, Title 37, Section 291.4.4)
  • Visitors who bring children [17 years of age or younger] are expected to maintain direct supervision of the children so that they will not disturb others who have visitors.

Female visitors of age 12 and older must wear appropriate socially accepted attire, as outlined below.

  • Shorts, jogging shorts, cut-offs, and other obviously inappropriate short garments are prohibited
  • Skirts and dresses shall extend to mid-thigh, seated
  • Sheer (see through) or torn clothing is prohibited
  • The top of clothing shall be no lower than the underarm in the front and back. Bare midriffs and strapless tops, tube tops, and swimsuits are prohibited
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times
  • Gang “colors” and other gang displays are prohibited.

Male visitors of age 12 and older must wear appropriate socially accepted attire, as outlined below.

  • Shorts, jogging shorts, cut-offs, and other obviously inappropriate short garments are prohibited
  • Shirts shall be worn at time. Muscle shirts, bare midriffs shirts and sleeveless shirts are prohibited.
  • Shoes shall be worn at all times
  • Gang “colors” and other gang displays are prohibited.

Detainees are not allowed to accept any item form a visitor unless it is pre-approved by the Warden in writing prior to the visit.

Visitors with infants or toddlers are allowed to bring in two diapers and a baby bottle only.

Hours are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocol.

Special Visits

Special visits may include:

  • Visits from a person who must travel a long distance, which is generally defined as 150 miles or longer one way. These special visits are normally 1 hour in length.
  • Visits between detainees and their attorney
  • Visits with clergy
  • Visits with social service representative
  • Other special nature o
  • Extended visits with family

Special visit requests must be submitted in writing to the Warden for approval.

Visits to hospitalized detainees on a case-by-case basis.

If there are more visitors than can be accompanied in the visiting room, it may be necessary to limit special visits to lesser periods of time but not less than 30 minutes.

Attorney Visits

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

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Legal representatives, paralegals, diplomatic counsel, or other scheduled legal special individuals may visit inmates between the hours established by the Warden. Seven days a week, if necessary, with prior approval from the Warden. Detainees will be given the option to meet with their legal representative during meal hours and will be provided with a menu tray or sack meal.

The facility permits scheduled legal visitation seven days a week, including holidays. Legal visits are allowed a minimum of eight hours per day on regular business days, and a minimum of four hours per day on weekends and holidays.

Detainees who have made an appointment to meet with an attorney, legal representative or paralegal from an organization, legal firm, or other association or company shall be responsible to cancel the appointment if they do not intend to keep the appointment.

Appointment cancellations will not be made on a detainee’s behalf by or through an officer or another inmate.

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.

Virtual Attorney Visitation | Video Teleconferencing

Legal representatives may request video teleconference (VTC) meetings or confidential legal phone calls with their clients or prospective clients by email at LCDCICELegalDocs@lasallecorrections.com. The receiving Officer will email back with a confirmed date and time. Please see the flyer for details.

The email should include:

  • Legal representative’s full name
  • Legal representative’s contact information, including phone number(s), email address, and Zoom account information
  • Detainee’s name
  • Detainee’s alien number
  • A few proposed times/dates for the requested virtual legal visit
  • A scan of the legal representative’s government issued identification
  • A scan of the legal representative’s identification or documentation reflecting their status as an active legal representative, such as a state bar card, attorney license, paralegal license, or similar legal status.
  • A scan of the attorney’s DHS Form G-28 (unless this is a pre-representational)
  • If a legal assistant is the only legal representative to 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 identification.

All appointments for virtual legal visits or phone calls should be made 24 hours prior to the desired appointment time. Appointments are scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are in 30 to 60-minute increments. All appointments are contingent on availability. Legal representatives are not limited on the number of virtual legal appointments they can request, but no legal representative is permitted more than one 60-minute appointment with a detainee in a single day.

The same guidelines for in-person attorney/client visits will apply to virtual legal visits and legal calls. Only legal representatives, legal assistants, and interpreters will be allowed; no family or friends of the clients are permitted. 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 by standing out of earshot but within eyeshot. The officer will knock 5 minutes before the cut off time.

Electronic Exchange of Legal Documentation

When timely communication through the mail is not possible, the facility administrator may, in his discretion, allow for a reasonable amount of electronic written communication by means between the detained noncitizen and their designated legal representative.

Faxes/Emails Sent by Legal Representatives to the Attention of Detained Noncitizens

Legal representatives can send legal correspondence to LCDCICELegalDocs@lasallecorrections.com. Legal Representatives should make clear in the subject line that it is legal correspondence/mail and include as an attachment the specific documents/forms that the legal representative wants the facility to deliver to the detained noncitizen. Within the email the legal representative should include the following information and a cover sheet for the attachment that includes the:

  • Noncitizen Full Name
  • A-Number
  • Sender’s Return Fax Number
  • Total number of pages sent
  • Notate the correspondence is “Legal Mail”

The documents will be inspected for contraband, but not read. The legal mail will be delivered to the detainee. All legal electronic communication requests will be processed during normal business hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding holidays.

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 (936) 520-5000.

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.

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:

How To Send Detainees Mail

Bulk Mailing and Parcel Shipments

Bulk mailing and parcel shipments are NOT processed at JailATM.com and will be denied.

JailATM.com – Limestone County Detention Center
Detainee Full Name/A Number
2830 S. Hulen St. Box 809
Fort Worth TX 76109

Legal Mail/ Special Mail

Legal mail shall be mailed directly to the jail facility. All legal mail must be sent by a legally approved entity. Contact the jail for any information regarding approved entities.

Legal Mail – Inmate Name/ A Number
Limestone County Detention Center
910 Tyus Road
Groesbeck, TX 76642

Official Documents: Birth Certificates, social security cards, car titles, etc.

Mail Official Documents to:

Limestone County Detention Center
Attn: Business Office / Inmate Trust Funds
Detainee Full Name/A Number
Limestone County Detention Center
910 Tyus Road
Groesbeck, TX 76642

Money Orders

Limestone County Detention Center
Attn: Inmate Trust Funds
Detainee Full Name/A Number
Limestone County Detention Center
910 Tyus Road
Groesbeck, TX 76642

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
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 Houston 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
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
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
126 Northpoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060
United States

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
126 Northpoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060
United States

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):

1-833-4ICE-OPR
ICEOPRIntake@ice.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

910 North Tyus Street
Groesbeck, TX 76642
United States

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