There are 7 detention facilities in the greater Phoenix area that ICE uses to house detainees:

  1. Eloy Detention Center
  2. Central Arizona Correctional Center
  3. Florence Correctional Center
  4. Florence Service Processing Center (SPC)
  5. Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) Phoenix
  6. La Palma Correctional Center
  7. Pinal County Jail

Following is a brief overview of the 7 detention centers in the greater Phoenix area, along with essential contact information. For general information about immigrant detention policies, including how to contact a detainee, visit a detainee, and post a delivery bond, see the concluding section of this article.

Eloy Detention Center

When someone refers to an immigration detention center in Phoenix, they’re usually talking about the Eloy Detention Center. This private facility is owned and operated by the Corrections Corporation of America, and it exclusively houses ICE detainees. The facility has a maximum capacity of 1,596 detainees, and at any given time houses approximately 1,350 men and 100 women. 

  • Address: 1705 E Hanna Rd, Eloy, AZ 85131
  • Facility Main Telephone Line: (520) 466-4141
  • Field Office Main Telephone Line: (520) 464-3000
  • Visitation: Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays

Central Arizona Correctional Center

The Central Arizona Correctional Center (sometimes referred to as the Central Arizona Detention Center) is another private facility, owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. The building is adjacent to the Florence Service Processing Center. The Central Arizona Correctional Center can house up to 2,300 inmates, though ICE detainees only occupy about a 25% of the facility.

  • Address: 1155 North Pinal Parkway, Florence, AZ 85132
  • Facility Phone Number: (520) 868-9095
  • Field Office Phone Number: (520) 868-5862
  • Visitation: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7am – 9am

Florence Correctional Center

The Florence Correctional Center is also privately owned and operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. It has a maximum capacity of 1,824 inmates, of which ICE detainees make up about 1/3 of the population. 

  • Address: 1100 Bowling Road Florence, AZ, 85132
  • Facility Main Telephone Line: (520) 868-9095
  • Field Office Main Telephone Line: (520) 868-5862
  • Visitation: call ahead

Florence Service Processing Center (SPC)

Unlike the other detention facilities in the Phoenix area, the Florence SPC is owned and operated by the federal government and it exclusively houses ICE detainees. The facility is a bit smaller than normal, with about 450 beds.

  • Address: 3250 N. Pinal Parkway Florence, AZ, 85132
  • Facility Main Telephone Line: (520) 868-5862
  • Field Office Main Telephone Line: (520) 868-5862
  • Visitation: Monday – Friday from 12pm – 7pm, weekends and holidays from 8am – 7pm

Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) Phoenix

FCI Phoenix is a medium-security federal corrections institution with an adjacent minimum-security camp and detention center. The facility, which is owned and operated by the government, holds 946 individuals in the FCI and detention center, and 306 individuals in the adjacent camp, for a grand total of 1,252.

  • Address: 37900 N 45th Drive Phoenix, AZ, 85086
  • Facility Main Telephone Line: (520) 868-9095
  • Field Office Main Telephone Line: (520) 868-8401
  • Visitation: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, & federal holidays from 8am – 3pm

La Palma Correctional Center

The La Palma Correctional Center primarily handles inmates and detainees who are transferred from California due to overcrowding. The facility has a maximum capacity of 3,126 individuals. 

  • Address: 5501 North La Palma Road Eloy, AZ
  • Facility Main Telephone Line: (520) 464-3200
  • Field Office Main Telephone Line: (602) 257-5900
  • Visitation: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & federal holidays from 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Pinal County Jail

This facility—owned and operated by Pinal County—has an intergovernmental services agreement with ICE to house immigrant detainees who are pending removal hearings and deportation. The Pinal County Jail is sometimes referred to as the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

  • Address: 971 N. Jason Lopez Circle, Building B, Florence, AZ 85132
  • Facility Main Telephone Line: (520) 866-5000
  • Visitation: call ahead

How to Contact Someone in an ICE Detention Center

Inmates are not allowed to accept incoming phone calls, but you can leave a message by providing the detainee’s full name and alien registration number. The facility will pass along the message, at which point the detainee may return your call. Keep in mind that phone calls aren’t free, so the detainee will need money in their account in order to call you back.

If you are trying to track someone down, you can call the facility with a request for information between 8am – 4pm. Be prepared to provide the individual’s full name, birthdate, and country of birth.

How to Visit Someone in an ICE Detention Center

Detainees should be allowed at least one visitation period each week for family and friends, though it’s important to note that ICE detainees don’t necessarily have a right to visitation. As such, visitation policies tend to vary between facilities. That said, visitation rules are significantly more flexible for professionals. If you’re getting the runaround every time you try to visit someone at a particular detention center, you should consider hiring an attorney who can push to see the detainee as soon as possible.

When you’re ready to visit a detainee, start by calling the facility to double-check their availability and schedule a visitation. On the day of the visitation, try to arrive at least 45 minutes early to provide enough time for processing. You’re welcome to bring money and property to give to the detainee, but these items must first be inspected and approved (approvals are often limited to small personal effects). Furthermore, you cannot hand anything directly to the detainee.

How to Post a Delivery Bond

Detainees should be allowed at least one visitation period each week for family and friends, though it’s important to note that ICE detainees don’t necessarily have a right to visitation. As such, visitation policies tend to vary between facilities. That said, visitation rules are significantly more flexible for professionals. If you’re getting the runaround every time you try to visit someone at a particular detention center, you should consider hiring an attorney who can push to see the detainee as soon as possible.

When you’re ready to visit a detainee, start by calling the facility to double-check their availability and schedule a visitation. On the day of the visitation, try to arrive at least 45 minutes early to provide enough time for processing. You’re welcome to bring money and property to give to the detainee, but these items must first be inspected and approved (approvals are often limited to small personal effects). Furthermore, you cannot hand anything directly to the detainee.

 

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