Results of Office of Inspector General FY 2016 Spot Inspections of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Family Detention Facilities   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary of Results: "During our July 2016 unannounced spot inspections of ICE's [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] three family detention facilities, we observed conditions that generally met ICE's 2007 Family Residential Standards. The facilities were clean, well-organized, and efficiently run. Based on our observations, interviews, and document reviews, we concluded that, at all three facilities, ICE was satisfactorily addressing the inherent challenges of providing medical care and language services and ensuring the safety of families in detention. We interviewed ICE and contractor staff at the three facilities to evaluate the level of training and awareness of appropriate procedures for handling allegations of sexual assault or abuse and child abuse, as well as complaints and grievances. The staff at all three facilities said they had received training, and all staff interviewed could identify the appropriate steps to take if they received such allegations, complaints, or grievances. We also observed surveillance cameras and perimeter security at the three facilities. Staff at all three reported they store camera footage for at least 3 weeks. At one facility, staff reported that surveillance cameras cannot see certain spots in public areas. In addition, we observed that the facility perimeters may not prevent unauthorized intrusion."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-17-65
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Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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