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. 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. 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. 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 Facility Warden at: Laredo, TX Note that detainees being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage.
Please be advised that for security reasons, no electronic devices cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc. The Facility has a responsibility to protect the privacy and other rights of detainees and members of the staff. Therefore, interviews will be regulated to ensure the orderly and safe operation of the Facility.
Ordinarily, live television or radio interviews will not be permitted in the facility. Personal Interviews A news media representative who desires to conduct an interview with a detainee must apply in writing to the Atlanta Field Office, Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, indicating familiarity with and agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the facility as provided to that person by staff. Detainee Consent A detainee has the right not to be interviewed, photographed, or recorded by the media.
Before interviewing, photographing, or recording the voice of a detainee, a visiting representative of the media must obtain written permission from that individual. All requests must contain the original, notarized signature of the subject in question.
Please complete the form G thoroughly and if writing a letter, be sure to include the full name, any other names used, date of birth, place of birth, A-number of the alien you are seeking information about, as well as your full name, address, and telephone number, so that we may contact you if we have any questions.
If you believe that we have not lived up to this commitment, we would like to know. If we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know that as well. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to: Contact the Field Office Director at: Director, Office of Professional Responsibility U.
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