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2000 Detention Operations Manual


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These detention standards have been superseded by the 2019 National Detention Standards for Non-Dedicated Facilities.

When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was formed, the agency operated its detention system under a set of National Detention Standards (NDS) that had been issued in September 2000. NDS established consistent conditions of confinement, program operations and management expectations within the agency's detention system.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/14/2020