Houston Contract Detention Facility

Houston Contract Detention Facility is an ICE detention facility that houses male and female detainees in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This multi-custody detention center is located in Houston, Texas.

For more information about a detainee housed at Houston Contract Detention Facility, call (281) 449-1481 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. You must have the detainee's information ready, including full name, known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Houston Contract Detention Facility are as follows:

Sundays through Wednesdays:
Males: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Females: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursdays through Saturdays:
Males: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Females: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Segregation Visits
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (everyday)

General Rules

Visitation days alternate according to the last digit of the detainee's Alien# number whether EVEN or ODD.

Detainees are allowed one visit per week (Monday-Sunday) for up to one hour of non-contact visitation with family and friends according to the schedule. 

If there are more visitors than can be accommodated in the visiting room, it may be necessary to limit visits to lesser periods of time. Visiting periods can also be shortened due to security risks, count or other unanticipated events.

For approval for visits on days that are not scheduled for your detainee's dorm or for extended visits due to long distance travel or other extenuating circumstances, submit a Request for Information form to the Chief of Security.

If you bring children (17 years of age or under) they are expected to remain under your direct supervision so they will not disturb others. Only two adults and two minor children will be allowed to visit at a time, as space is limited.

Do not bring large quantities of hand carried items. You may be required to leave certain items in a locker or your vehicle. All visitors and item(s) are subject to search.

You will need to bring a government issued picture I.D. (for ages 18 and up) in order to be allowed to visit.

  • All social visits are non-contact.
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted.
  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Dress Code

Visitors must be in appropriate and socially acceptable attire. The following clothing is prohibited: Shorts, above mid-thigh mini skirt, short dresses, tank tops, sleeveless shirts and any see-through clothing during visitation.

Other Visits

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit detainees any day of the week between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. Whenever possible, prior arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

The ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of this facility can be reached at (281) 985-8577.

Clergy Visits
Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office.

Physical Address

Houston Contract Detention Facility
15850 Export Plaza Drive
Houston, TX 77032
United States

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/5ycJbehzwU5VF1PLA

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (281) 449-1481
Field Office Main Phone: (281) 985-8400

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

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Houston Contract Detention Facility
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
15850 Export Plaza Drive
Houston, TX 77032
United States

All mail sent to detainees must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus the sender’s name and address. Staff does not read the mail upon opening. For safety reasons, all incoming mail is subject to screening for contraband. 

A detainee may receive items necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer.  Before sending packages to detainees,

Contact the Chief of Security at the facility at:
Corrections Corporation of America
15850 Export Plaza Drive
Houston, Texas 77032
(281) 449-1481

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage. This can be sent after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. 

For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

Detainees at Houston Contract Detention Facility cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to leave an urgent message, you must call (281) 449-1481. Your message must include the detainee’s full name, alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

Friends and family can set up a prepaid telephone account for detainees at Houston Contract Detention Facility. You can go online to www.taltoncommunications.com or call 1-866-516-0155. 

Detainees may receive automated voicemail messages when a person purchases prepaid phone time on their behalf. Family and friends may leave a three-minute voicemail message for a fee.

How to Send Money

To deposit money into a detainee’s trust account at Houston Contract Detention Facility, send money orders or cashier’s checks via the lockbox.

Core Civic Detainee Trust
Houston Contract Detention Facility
Detainee’s full name and A-number
Facility: Houston
PO Box 16545
Atlanta, GA 30321-0545
United States

Western Union
You can send money via Western Union by using the Internet, by phone or by a Walk-in Cash Payment. The website is www.westernunion.com/corrections. The phone number for phone quick collect is 1-800-634-3422. 

To Post a Delivery Bond

Delivery bonds are posted when a person has been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while in the United States. When posting a delivery bond, you must show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE may 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, or 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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