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Imperial Regional Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC

Immigration Detention Facility

Last Updated: August 10, 2021
1572 Gateway Rd, Calexico, CA 92231

Imperial Regional Detention is for Immigration Detention 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 Regional Detention - low facility.

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Imperial Regional 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: 760-618-7200

The Imperial Regional Detention Facility is a private prison operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and is primarily used for the housing of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees. The facility is located at 1572 Gateway Rd in Calexico, CA. The Security type ranges from all custody levels, low, medium and high depending on the inmate's evaluation at the time of intake.

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (760) 618-7200 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. Imperial Regional Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC - ICE Detainee Locator

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (760) 618-7200 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.

Rehabilitation Programs


  • Know Your Rights
  • Cage Your Rage
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Money Smart
  • HazCom

Work and Training

  • Hallway Porters
  • Shower Squad
  • Outside Yard Squad
  • Kitchen Workers
  • Recreation Yard Porters
  • Laundry Porters

Faith Based

  • Christian Worship Services
  • Muslim Worship Services
  • Hindu Services
  • Sikh Services
  • Jewish Services
  • Catholic Worship Services

Recreation and Wellness

  • Intra-mural Sports
  • Creative Arts
  • Movie Nights
  • Evening Recreation

Programs & Activities - The Imperial Regional Detention Facility strives to be a leader in social impact by helping detainees prepare to successfully re-enter society. Detainees are provided with various programs and activities.

  • English as a Second Language
  • INEA Courses
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Typing Master Pro
  • SAMSHA Anger Management
  • Yoga
  • Guitar
  • Crochet
  • Keyboarding
  • Baking

Work programs

  • Detainee Instructor
  • Maintenance
  • Library Assistant
  • Barber
  • Housing Porter
  • Janitorial
  • Yard Squad
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Life Skills

  • Zumba
  • Inside Out Dad
  • Basic Hair Fundamentals
  • Health and Wellness
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Sure Helpline Crisis

MTC Medical provides medical services for offenders at the Imperial Regional Detention Facility. MTC Medical is accredited by the ACA and PREA, and provides comprehensive and caring offender healthcare. Medical, dental, mental, and wellness services are provided to promote healthy lifestyles.

Inmate Locator

Imperial Regional Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in California. 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

Imperial Regional Detention Facility (ICE) - Friends and Family Visits

  • Weekday visitation is available Wednesday through Sunday between 1 pm and 9 pm.. Although we make every attempt to accommodate such visits they are subject to availability of the Visitation Room and the security requirements of the facility.
  • Detainees are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Assistant Warden for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. A maximum of two adults and two children may visit at any one time. This regulation will be interpreted flexibly and is subject to exceptions.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.

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 , 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 (760) 336-4601.

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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