Houston Contract Detention Facility - CoreCivic (ICE)

Private Facility

Last Updated: April 27, 2021
15850 Export Plaza Dr, Houston, TX 77032

Houston Contract Detention is for Private Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Houston Contract Detention Facility - CoreCivic (ICE) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 281-449-1481

The inmates housed at Houston Contract Detention Facility - CoreCivic (ICE) located at 15850 Export Plaza Dr in Houston, 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.

Houston Contract Detention Facility - CoreCivic (ICE) - General Information
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Inmate Orientation
Within the first two weeks of arrival at a CoreCivic correctional facility, every inmate will attend the facility’s orientation program and receive a copy of the facility’s inmate handbook.
The inmate handbook includes all the information an inmate needs to start a productive life inside the facility and remain connected with family or lawyers.
A few handbook topics include:
• Requesting a medical appointment/available medical services
• Religious services
• Educational programs
• Recreation
• Commissary and creating an account
• Hygiene and grooming expectations
• Facility schedule
• Visitation information and schedule
Orientation and the inmate handbook ensure that inmates in our care can immediately address any concerns or questions and begin to participate in the programs and services offered at our facility.
Operations Concern Center
At all times, we remain committed to the fair and ethical treatment of those individuals entrusted to our care.
CoreCivic has in place clear and accessible processes for inmates and family members to make grievances known that include a dedicated telephone and email hotline. We investigate all allegations fully and cooperate and collaborate with other agencies and law enforcement, as needed.
Protecting Inmate and Detainee Rights
At CoreCivic, we take very seriously our responsibility to respect and uphold the rights and welfare of inmates and detainees in our care. Our employees learn about the company’s longstanding inmate and detainee rights policies in their initial, pre-service training and are refreshed on those commitments every year through in-service training. The information is clearly stated in CoreCivic’s employee handbook, and the policies are also shared with every inmate and detainee who enters one of our facilities. Equally as important, we fully comply with any and all inmate and detainee rights policies our government partners require.
Our dedicated employees – including chaplains, nurses, teachers and officers – are committed to ensuring that every individual in our CoreCivic facilities has:
Safety and Security
• Protection from personal abuse and injury, verbal abuse, corporal punishment, property damage and harassment. For example, CoreCivic has a robust sexual abuse prevention program in place
• Freedom from unreasonable searches.
• Protection from an inmate or detainee having power or authority over another.
• Separate housing for males and females when both sexes are housed in the same facility.
Inmate Wellness
Corrections provides inmates and detainees with the opportunity to pause and assess their lifestyles. For many, incarceration marks the first time in their adult lives when they will have seen a medical professional or received a regular and balanced diet. At CoreCivic, we are proud to offer life-changing services that will enable men and women to find healthy paths toward wellness. We do this through a wide array of options, including:
Nutrition Services
Mealtime is very important in our everyday lives. Food is known as such an important aspect of correctional operations that it is often directly tied to inmate behavior and morale. Not only do breakfast, lunch and dinner help provide daily structure and routines, they also have an impact on overall health and wellness.
Nutrition service is a vital aspect of CoreCivic operations. Guided by our individual government partners, CoreCivic takes great care to offers meals that support specialized diets and cultural preferences, while conforming to rigorous nutritional guidelines. Our team of culinary experts relies on a library of nearly 700 recipes to meet the dietary needs of those in our care. All meals provided at CoreCivic facilities are reviewed and approved by registered dietitians. On a daily basis, we provide meals that support religious diets and more than a dozen therapeutic diets. In fact, seven percent of those is our care receive specialized therapeutic diets that serve to support wellness for a wide array of medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy, and autoimmune diseases.
For many, incarceration serves as a much-needed opportunity to receive consistent access to quality nutrition services. When people have access to sufficient food, they are able to make better choices, increase learning abilities, and combat various health issues. Through something as fundamental as food, we are able to help guide inmates down a path toward health and wellness, both while in our care and after their release.
Health Care
All too often, for many offenders, the first time they receive comprehensive health care is upon becoming incarcerated.
Upon intake at a CoreCivic facility, inmates are screened so that our medical professionals may manage existing concerns and address any new diagnoses. A typical CoreCivic facility has a medical unit where physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants can provide routine check-ups, manage sick calls and address non-emergency needs. Our correctional health care facilities typically include a dental clinic, too.
For offenders who experience mental health problems, from emotional conflict to mental illness, we have a team of qualified mental health professionals to assist them with their needs. Offenders are screened upon arrival at each facility, and if needed, they're referred to a psychologist, psychiatrist or mental health specialist for follow-up evaluation and intervention. We provide treatment in the form of medication, when needed, as well as group and individual counseling. All CoreCivic staff receive training in the identification of mental health crises, and they refer offenders to the professional staff whenever they suspect someone is experiencing a problem. We constantly monitor the offender population for signs of declining mental health and suicide risk, working actively to assist a troubled offender in his or her time of need.
CoreCivic adheres to standardized regulations and/or are certified by the American Correctional Association, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and/or the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. These organizations work to improve the quality of health care provided in jails and prisons by developing and maintaining nationally recognized standards for correctional health care.
Our correctional health care teams are supported by a regional network of medical professionals across the country and are led by a talented team at the company's headquarters. Additionally, CoreCivic facilities leverage medical technology to securely automate medical records, scheduling, medication administration, pill call and pharmacy services.
Wellness Activities
Recreational opportunities help provide relief and respite to those in our care. At CoreCivic facilities, recreational outlets are designed to help inmates stay active, get fit and interact with fellow offenders in positive, collaborative ways. Sports like basketball, activities like board games and hobbies like creative writing or knitting help inmates tap into their creativity while learning valuable lessons in teamwork, communication and mutual respect.
Within CoreCivic correctional facilities, recreational activities are managed and overseen by CoreCivic professionals, not limited to but including chaplains, unit managers, recreational supervisors and others. Our devoted and trained volunteers also contribute valuable recreational programs like crafts, reading groups and other enjoyable pastimes to offenders in our correctional centers.
Staying in Touch
Staying in touch with an inmate can be challenging due to time limitations, especially when your loved one is located a considerable distance away.
Sometimes frequent visitation simply isn’t possible. Even so, staying in touch can make all the difference.
We believe that maintaining connections with friends and family makes a positive impact on the inmates in our care – behaviorally, emotionally and academically – and increases their success rate upon release. Success stories make our day.
• We invite you to visit.
• We invite you to write and call.
• We invite you to be involved and connected.
• Telephone Calls and Phone Cards
• Hearing the sounds of a familiar voice can lift an inmate’s spirits. Typically, our correctional facilities allow inmates to make collect calls.
• Each facility has a bank of phones that are provided for inmate calls. Inmates may use these phones to make collect calls or use their pre-paid calling card.
• Detailed information on how your loved one can apply money to their calling card is provided in the inmate handbook and will vary by facility.
Written mail through the U.S. Postal Service is perhaps one of the easiest ways for friends and family to stay in touch with their loved one. Every facility provides mail service for the inmate population.
Guidelines for addressing mail correctly can be found on the webpage for each specific facility.
While standard letters and cards are generally acceptable at every facility, all other allowable mail will vary from facility to facility.
The majority of our facilities will not allow packages (anything larger than a standard letter or card) from friends and family into the facility. Unapproved mail may result in an expense to the inmate if the item has to be shipped back, destroyed or donated.
Some facilities will allow friends and family members to purchase items from an approved vendor (such as Amazon). The package can be mailed directly from the approved vendor to the facility.
Inmate Accounts and Commissary
Inmates may need or receive money for various facility life activities, such as a calling card, medical co-pays, items from commissary, or even a paying job. Inmate money is managed through inmate accounts.
Generally, all our facilities have a commissary, which is an in-facility storehouse where food items, hygiene items and writing materials can be purchased. This is in addition to the meals and standard-issue clothing and hygiene products already supplied by and paid for by the facility. Inmates use the money in their inmate account to purchase these items.
Typically, friends and family may contribute money to an inmate’s account. Many of the facility profiles have instructions for contributing to an inmate account.

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (281) 449-1481 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 (281) 449-1481 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

Houston Contract Detention Facility - CoreCivic (ICE) 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

Houston Contract Detention Facility - Friends and Family Visits

Sundays through Wednesdays:
Males: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Females: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursdays through Saturdays:
Males: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Females: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Segregation Visits
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (everyday)

Visitation days will alternate according to the last digit of the detainee's A# number whether EVEN or ODD.

CoreCivic/HPC provides an opportunity for you to have one (1) visit per week (Monday-Sunday) for up to one (1) hour of non-contact visitation with family and friends according to the schedule. If there are more visitors than can be accommodated in the visiting room, it may be necessary to limit visits to lesser periods of time. Visiting periods can also be shortened due to security risks, count or other unanticipated events.

For approval for visits on days that are not scheduled for your dorm or for extended visits due to long distance travel or other extenuating circumstances, submit a Request for Information form to the Chief of Security.

If visitor(s) bring children (seventeen (17) years of age or under) they are expected to remain under the direct supervision of the adult visitor(s) so they will not disturb others who have visitor(s). Only two (2) adults and two (2) minor children (ages seventeen (17) and under) will be allowed to visit at a time, as space is limited.

You should discourage visitors from bringing large quantities of hand carried items. The visitor(s) may be required to leave certain items in a locker or in their vehicle. All visitors and item(s) are subject to search.

You will need to notify visitors of these hours and procedures and that they must bring a government issued picture I.D. (for ages eighteen (18) and up) in order to be allowed to visit.

Visitors must be in appropriate and socially acceptable attire. The following clothing is prohibited: Shorts, above mid-thigh mini skirt, short dresses, tank tops, sleeveless shirts and any see-through clothing during visitation.

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 seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., including holidays.

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 (281) 985-8577.

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.


Visitation Frequently Asked Questions
Who can visit?
Persons Allowed To Visit (General Visitation)

Individuals from the following categories may visit:
1. Immediate Family: Mothers, fathers, stepparents, foster parents, brothers, sisters, children, spouses, including common-law spouses. The information provided in this document is believed to be accurate, though it remains subject to change without notice.
2. Other Relatives, Friends, and Associates: Grandparents, uncles, aunts, in-laws, cousins, non-relatives and friends, unless posing a threat to the security and good order of the facility.
3. Minor Visitors: Children & stepchildren of detainee with positive identification (birth certificate). Note: Minors must remain under the direct supervision of an adult visitor, so not to disturb other visitors. Disruptive conduct by minors, accompanying adults or detainees may cause termination of the visit.

How do I get approved for visitation?
No approval needed.

How do minors get approved to visit?
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..

How long does the application process take?
There is no application process.

How will I know if I've been approved?
No approval needed.

Days and times of visitation
A. The visitation schedule is organized according to the last 2 digits of the detainee's A# whether even or odd, and by male or female detainees. Each detainee is able to advise his or her family of the appropriate visitation time/day or visitors can call the facility to verify the time/day prior to the visit.

Sundays through Wednesdays:
Males: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Females: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays through Saturdays:
Females: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Males: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Detainees in segregation (males and females): 5 p.m. - 7 p.m daily.

B. In order to ensure a complete visit for the full one (1) hour, visitors are asked to arrive 45 minutes prior to the time they expect to begin their visit in order to be processed through security entrance procedures.

How long can I visit?
Visitation is one half hour (½ hr.) per Detainee

Where do I park when I arrive at the facility?
Parking Lot across the street from facility is for Staff and Visitors The information provided in this document is believed to be accurate, though it remains subject to change without notice.

Will I be searched?
Yes. Visitors may be searched by a scanning device and/or frisked or pat searched. Belongings, such as purses and briefcases, may be searched.
1. Frisk or pat searches should be conducted in a dignified manner with as much privacy as can be reasonably afforded. Frisk searches of visitors should be done by officers of the same sex as the visitor if readily available.
2. If contraband is found, a report of the incident is to be submitted to the Warden/Facility Administrator or designee, the contraband confiscated and, where appropriate, the visitor detained for law enforcement officials.
3. No strip or body cavity searches of visitors will be conducted.


What is the dress code for visitation?
Visitor Dress Code
1. Female Visitors Age 12 and Older:
a. Shorts shall cover customarily covered areas of the anatomy, including the buttocks and crotch area, both when standing and sitting. Shorts no higher than mid-thigh are acceptable. Short-shorts, jogging shorts, cut-offs, and other obviously inappropriate short garments are prohibited.
b. Shirts and dresses shall extend to mid-thigh, seated.
c. Slits in shirts and dresses shall rise no higher than mid-thigh, seated.
d. Sheer (see-through) clothing is prohibited.
e. The top of clothing shall be no longer than the underarm in the front and back. Bare midriffs and strapless tops, tube tops, and swimsuits are prohibited.
f. Shoes shall be worn at all times. g. Gang “colors” and other gang displays are prohibited.

2. Male Visitors Age 12 and Older:
a. Shorts shall cover customarily covered areas of the anatomy, including the buttocks and crotch area, both when standing and sitting. Shorts no higher than mid-thigh are acceptable. Short-shorts, jogging shorts, cut-offs, and other obviously inappropriate short garments are prohibited.
b. Shirts shall be worn at all times. Muscle shirts, bare mid-riff shirts and sleeveless shirts are prohibited. The information provided in this document is believed to be accurate, though it remains subject to change without notice.
c. Shoes shall be worn at all times.
d. Gang “colors” and other gang displays are prohibited

What type of identification do I need to be allowed into the facility?
Valid government-issued photo ID such as driver's license or passport.

What items am I allowed to bring to visitation?
Visitors may only enter the facility with a government-issued identification and one set of keys (no handcuff keys are allowed). Visitors must exchange their government-issued Identification for a visitor's badge before entering the visiting area with one set of keys. Visitors with an infant are allowed to take one baby bottle and two diapers for the infant. No other items are allowed. Visitors must leave all other items (including cell phones) in their vehicles or store them in the on-premises locker boxes at their own risk.

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