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Central Texas Detention Facility (ICE) - GEO

Private Facility

Last Updated: February 18, 2022
218 S Laredo St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Central TX Detention is for Private Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Central Texas Detention Facility (ICE) - GEO basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 210-227-5600

The inmates housed at Central Texas Detention Facility (ICE) - GEO located at 218 S Laredo St in San Antonio, TX are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

Central Texas Detention Center (ICE) - Immigration Detainee Locator

Client: Bexar County, TX & U.S. Marshals Service/ICE(IGA)

BACKGROUND: In a coordinated effort to relieve jail overcrowding, The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) was selected to renovate a 28-year old, 8-story jail in San Antonio, Texas. The requirement was to complete the renovation and receive inmates from other county jails within 90 days. This facility not only provides immediate relief from jail overcrowding; it also provided a powerful sanction for parole violators.

SCOPE OF WORK: At the Central Texas Detention Facility (CTDF), GEO is responsible for providing secure care, custody, control, and transportation for male and female U.S. Marshal (USMS) prisoners, and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees.

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (210) 967-7015 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 (210) 967-7015 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.

Inmate Locator

Central Texas Detention Facility (ICE) - GEO publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Texas. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

Friends and Family Visits

DAY VISITATION TIME 5TH, 6TH, AND 7TH FLOOR Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH FLOOR Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 3RD FLOOR FEMALES Monday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 2ND, 3RD, 5TH SEG., 7TH FLOOR, MEDICAL Tuesday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • All visitors must be on the visitation list submitted by the detainee. Rules regarding visitation are posted on the 1st floor when family and friends enter the building. The warden may remove any visitor’s name from the visitation list for failure to comply with the visitation rules.
  • A maximum of 10 names may be submitted for the visitation list. Only two visitors at a time. All visits are 20 minutes in length.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, visitation sign up starts at 1200 p.m. and ands at 730 p.m.
  • The warden may grant special visits when circumstances warrant.

Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.

Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Attorney Visits

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

Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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.

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 (210) 967-7015.

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.

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