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Facility Inspections

Facility Inspections

Facility Inspections

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) oversees the civil immigration detention of one of the most highly transient and diverse populations of any detention system in the world.

As part of its critical mission, ICE ERO ensures that each of its detention facilities adhere to the national detention standards that govern facility operations and protect the health, safety and well-being of all noncitizens in its custody.

Regardless of whether detention facilities are owned and operated by ICE, a state or local entity, or a contractor, each detention facility operates under one of several sets of ICE national detention standards which describe a facility’s immigration detention responsibilities, explain what detainee services a facility must provide, and identify what a facility must do to ensure a safe and secure detention environment for staff and noncitizens in detention:

ICE ERO Involvement in Facility Inspections

To ensure compliance with each contract’s terms and conditions and the applicable detention standards, ICE and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employ a robust and multilevel oversight and compliance program. At the agency level, ICE ERO Detention Service Managers (DSMs) and Detention Standards Compliance Officers (DSCOs) monitor detention conditions through daily on-site compliance reviews to identify deficiencies, areas of concern, contract and facility issues, and to facilitate corrective actions.

These reviews allow ICE another layer of oversight by providing senior leadership a unique tool to quickly identify and address issues that occur between or are not identified during annual inspections.

ICE and DHS Involvement in Facility Inspections

ICE and DHS provide oversight to ICE ERO detention facility inspections. Inspections and audits are conducted by the DHS Office of the Inspector General, the DHS Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman, and the ICE Office of Detention Oversight within ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

In addition, the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties conducts on-site investigations to address allegations made by detained noncitizens and other stakeholders. These multiple channels of oversight allow ICE to provide a high standard of care for the detained population.

Detention facilities are subject to regular inspections by ICE ERO’s third-party inspection contractor. In May 2018, ICE began posting all facility inspection reports submitted by the third-party contractor. The reports are posted below in chronological order within 60 days of inspection.


September 2022

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022


December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021


December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

April - August 2020

Due to the COVID-19 CDC guidance and restrictions, no annual facility inspections were conducted during the months of April - August.

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020


December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019


December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018