Brooks County Detention Center

The Brooks County Detention Center is an ICE detention facility that is located in Falfurrias, Texas. This facility houses male and female detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

If you need information about an ICE detainee housed at the Brooks County Detention Center, call (361) 325-3340, 24 hours a day. Be sure to have the detainee's information ready when you call, including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Brooks County Detention Center are:

Female Detainees         Monday and Tuesday                     8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Male Detainees             Wednesday thru Sunday                 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

General Rules

All visits are non-contact and may last a maximum of 30 minutes. To allow for enough time to process through security, visitors must arrive at least 45 minutes prior to their scheduled visiting time.

All adult visitors must present a valid, government-issued photo ID to enter the Brooks County Detention Center. Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older at all times.

All visitors (adults and minors) are subject to search. This includes 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. 

Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area, and they are not allowed to pass any items to detainees.

No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility. No firearms or weapons of any kind are allowed on the facility grounds.

Attorney Visits

Legal representatives of detainees may visit their clients daily between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Consular Visits

Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. When possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance by calling (956) 547-1700. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

Clergy Visits

Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Brooks County Detention Center at any time. To  make arrangements in advance (which is required), call the chaplain's office at (956) 547-1700.

Physical Address

Brooks County Detention Center
901 County Road 201
Falfurrias, TX 78355
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (956) 547-1700
Field Office Main Phone: (210) 283-4750

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Brooks County Detention Center
Inmate name and A-number
901 County Road 201
Falfurrias, TX 78355
United States

When you send letters to detainees, you must include their name and A-number in the mailing address on the envelope. You must also include your name and address in the envelope's "return address" section. Staff does not read incoming inmate mail, but they do check it for contraband.

Sending Packages

Detainees are not allowed to receive care packages. However, a detainee may receive items that are considered necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. 

Before sending packages to detainees, contact the ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer for the Brooks County Detention Center (who is located at the Port Isabel Detention Center) at:

(956) 547-1700
Port Isabel Detention Center
27991 Buena Vista Blvd.
Los Fresnos, TX 78566

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. If a detainee does not already have baggage, they may have one 40 lb bag sent  after receiving approval from the Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer. 

For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) can not be included in the luggage.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Brooks County Detention Center. However, you can leave an urgent message by calling (361) 325-3340. The message should include the detainee's full name, their alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Brooks County Detention Center, mail a money order or cashier's check directly to the detainee. Do not send cash. 

The processing officer will deposit the money into the detainee's account and issue a receipt. Cashier’s checks and money orders must include the detainee’s full name and A-number.

Mail the cashier's check or money order to:
Brooks County Detention Center
Detainee Name, Alien number
901 County Road 201
Falfurrias, TX 78355
United States

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a detainee in ICE custody is placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

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