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Rio Grande Detention Center (ICE) - GEO Visitation Center

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Last Updated: October 06,2022


Visitation Hours

Visiting hours for Rio Grande Detention Center (ICE) - GEO. For Directions call 956-718-4700

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

General Visitation Information

Rio Grande Detention Center (ICE) - Visitation

Friends and Family Visits

DAY VISITATION TIME MEDIUM-HIGH & HIGH LEVEL DETAINEES Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday/Monday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. LOW & MEDIUM-LOW LEVEL DETAINEES Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday/Monday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. RESTRICTED HOUSING DETAINEES Wednesday $:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Extended or special visits requests can be submitted on a detainee request form to the Warden for approval. Special visit requests must be submitted at least 5 days prior to the visit. Special visit requests are allowed every thirty days from the last visit.
  • Detainees are allotted 30 minutes for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Warden or designee for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. No more than two visitors may visit a detainee during a non-contact visit, with as many children as can be handled. Each detainee visit may occupy only one (1) booth in the visitation area. This regulation will be openly interpreted and is subject to exceptions.

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 9 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 (956) 718-4700.

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.