Henderson County Detention Center

The Henderson County Detention Center is an ICE detention facility that is located in Athens, Texas. This facility houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The ICE field office that works with Henderson County Detention Center is located in Dallas, Texas.

If you need information about an ICE detainee housed at the Henderson County Detention Center, call (903) 677-6322 anytime 24 hours a day.

Please 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.

Prison Insights

Henderson County Detention Center

Go back

What Do Inmate Families Think?

Go back

What Do Former Inmates Think?

Go back

What Do Employees Think?

Go back
Sorry, there are no insights for this section of the facility yet.
Overall Score = /10
Total Respondents =

Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Henderson County Detention Center are as follows:

Saturday2pm – 7pm
Sunday5pm – 10pm
Tuesday5pm – 10 pm

To allow for enough time to process through security, visitors must arrive early. The sign up times for visits are:

Saturday1pm – 5pm
Sunday3pm – 8pm
Tuesday3pm – 8pm

General Rules

Visits are non-contact and can last a maximum of 20 minutes. All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID to enter the Henderson 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, including a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of belongings, and a metal scan search. If you refuse to cooperate with a reasonable search, you will not be allowed into the visiting room. 

All visits are contact visits. However, visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area or pass any items to detainees. Electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are prohibited in the visiting room.

Attorney Visits

Attorneys are permitted to visit detainees at any time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

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 (903) 676-4047. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

Clergy Visits

Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Henderson County Detention Center at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance through the chaplain's office by calling (903) 677-6322.

Physical Address

Henderson County Detention Center
206 N Murchison Street
Athens, TX 75751
United States

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/caamt8n6ZPvGYUNZ9

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (903) 675-5128
Field Office Main Phone: (214) 424-7800

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

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Henderson County Detention Center
Inmate name and A-number
206 N Murchison Street
Athens, TX 75751
United States

You must include the detainee's name and A-number in the mailing address of all detainee mail. 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, with the approval of the ICE Deportation Officer, they are allowed to receive items that are considered necessary for travel or release from agency custody. Before sending packages to detainees, contact the facility mail clerk at:

(903) 677-6322
206 A. North Murchison
Athens, Texas 75751

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, 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 Henderson County Detention Center. However, if you need to leave an urgent message, you can call (903) 677-6322.

Your message should include the detainee's full name, their alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached. It will be given to the detainee as soon as possible.

How to Send Money

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

The processing officer will deposit the money order or check 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:

Henderson County Detention Center
Detainee Name, Alien number
P.O. Box 2601
Athens, Texas 75751

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

This information is not publicly available.

Pictures of Henderson County Detention Center

Careers at Henderson County Detention Center

If you are interested in a career with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and would like more information about job openings at Henderson County Detention Center, click here.