Laredo Detention Center

The Laredo Detention Center is a private ICE detention facility that is located in Laredo, Texas, and managed by CoreCivic. This facility houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is under the supervision of the San Antonio ICE Field office. 

If you need information about an ICE detainee housed at the Laredo Detention Center, call (956) 727-4118. When you call, have the detainee's information ready, 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 Laredo Detention Center are:



Medium-High & High Level

Fridays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Low & Medium-Low

Fridays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Restricted Housing Unit

By Classification Level

General Rules

All visits are contact visits and can last up to 30 minutes. The warden may approve more time if the visitors are traveling a significant distance.

Adult visitors must have a valid, government-issued photo ID to enter the visiting room at Laredo Detention Center. Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

All visitors must provide the following information when visiting:


Only two adults and two minor children (ages seventeen 17 and under) will be allowed to visit at a time, as space is limited.

All visitors are subject to a pat-down search, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visiting area, or give any items to detainees. 

No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are allowed in the secure areas of the Laredo Detention Center.

Laredo Processing Center provides a contact visitation room, so it is strictly prohibited to enter the visitation room with any items other than the locker key and the visitor badge that is issued at the entrance lobby.

Dress Code

Visitors must wear appropriate and socially acceptable attire. The following clothing is PROHIBITED in the visiting room:

  • short shorts
  • above mid-thigh mini skirt
  • short dresses
  • tank tops
  • sleeveless shirts
  • any see-through/revealing clothing
  • gang “colors” and other gang displays

Attorney Visits

Attorneys and/or paralegals are allowed to visit detainees seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., including holidays.

Consular Visits

Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. If possible, arrangements should be made in advance with the ICE Supervisory Deportation by calling (956) 729-9620. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

Clergy Visits

Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Laredo Detention Center at any time. Arrangements should be made in advance through the recreation supervisor.

Physical Address

Laredo Detention Center
4702 East Saunders
Laredo, TX 78401
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (956) 727-4118
Field Office Main Phone: (210) 283-4750
Contractor Phone (detainee messages): (956) 728-6600

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Community and Detainee Hotline: 1-888-351-4024
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Joint Intake Center: 1-877-246-8253
CoreCivic Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 1-800-461-9330,

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

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Laredo Detention Center
Inmate name and A-number
4702 East Saunders
Laredo, TX 78401
United States

You must include the detainee's name and alien number in the mailing address of all detainee mail. Also, include your name and address in the envelope's "return address" section, or the mail will not be given to the detainee. Staff does not read incoming inmate mail, but they do check it for contraband.

The following items are not allowed in detainee mail:

  • Maps of the city where the facility is located or surrounding communities
  • Polaroid photographs
  • Photo negatives/slides
  • Photo albums
  • Photos of current or former employees
  • Framed photos
  • Greeting cards larger than 8 X 10
  • Greeting cards containing electronic or other non-paper parts
  • Greeting cards constructed in such a way to permit concealment of contraband
  • Stick on labels or stamps that appear to contain contraband
  • Items that are glued, taped, stapled, or otherwise affixed to a page
  • Any items prohibited by law, regulations, or contract
  • Hard Bound Books

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 warden at:

CCA-Laredo Processing Center
4702 E. Saunders St.
Laredo, TX 78041

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 detainee's luggage.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Laredo Detention Center. But if you need to leave an urgent message, you can call the unit manager at (956) 727-4118.

The phone message should include:

  • The detainee's full name
  • The detainee's alien registration number, and
  • A telephone number where you can be reached

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Laredo Detention Center, you must mail a money order or cashier's check directly to the detainee. Please do not send cash. Foreign currency is not accepted. The money order or cashier check must be made payable to the inmate/resident.

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 Alien number.

Mail the cashier's check or money order to:

Laredo Detention Center
Detainee Name, Alien number
4702 East Saunders
Laredo, TX 78401
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 for a delivery bond are money orders, cashier's checks, and certified checks. Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

Information about inmate programs at Laredo Detention Center has not been made available to the public.

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Careers at Laredo Detention Center

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