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El Valle Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC

Private Facility

Last Updated: June 10, 2021
Address
1800 Industrial Dr, Raymondville, TX 78580
Beds
1000
County
Willacy
Medium - general
Phone
956-689-9999
Email
elisa.olvera@mtctrains.com
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El Valle Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 956-689-9999

The inmates housed at El Valle Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC located at 1800 Industrial Dr in Raymondville, 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.

This facility for Immigration & Customs Enforcement is operated by the Management & Training Corporation (MTC) invites you to keep in regular contact with your loved one during their time here. Their staff take their responsibility of caring for your family member very seriously. The El Valle facility is clean, well-maintained, and positive. They provide those in their care with a good environment where they have access to legal services, medical care, and other activities.

Letters sent to detainees must include 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.

Sending Money - 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.

Sending Packages - 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, contact the Mailroom at the facility.

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.

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (956) 689-9999 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 (956) 689-9999 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

El Valle Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC 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

El Valle Detention Facility - Visitation

Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.
  • Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Visits shall not exceed 30 minutes.
  • 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:

Monday through Sunday (including holidays) 8 a.m. – 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 in charge of the facility can be reached at Carlos Tapia (956) 547-1700 Ext 1877

Clergy Visits - Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office at (956) 689-5099 Chaplain E. Martinez.

Visiting Restrictions

  1. All family or other social visits are non-contact.
  2. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  3. If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  4. All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  5. Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  6. 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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