Detainees Leaving ICE Detention from the
Seatac Federal Detention Center
Table 1: Number leaving ICE detention
from this facility
During the most recent 12 month period for which data are available, 2 detainees house at the Seatac Federal Detention Center left
that facility because they were deported, were released under supervision while their cases was being decided,
or left ICE detention for one of a variety of other reasons. This is a federal Bureau of Prisons facility that ICE used for temporary housing of federal immigration detainees.
This report focuses on just those individuals who actually left ICE detention.
Sometimes this report speaks of these individuals as those "exiting" ICE detention, or simply as "exits."
This does not include individuals who were transferred to a different ICE detention facility.
For more information on this facility, including individuals that were transferred, see additional TRAC reports in this series.
This report series is based upon analyses conducted by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)
at Syracuse University of 3.4 million government records tracking each individual who passed through an
ICE detention facility during the past decade.
The most recent 12 month period for which comprehensive data are available is for April 2007 through
March 2008. See About the Data.
Trends in the Number of Detainees Leaving ICE Detention
Greater detail on these long-term trends for those leaving
ICE detention from the Seatac Federal Detention Center are displayed in Figure 1.
Here the month-by-month number of exits are graphed against the backdrop of the total detainees
leaving the custody of this facility.
Exits are displayed with darker shading while those transferred appear with lighter shading.
As is readily apparent, considerable variation has occurred over time in both the overall numbers of
detainees as well as the volume leaving ICE detention during this period.
Figure 1: Month-by-month number of detainees leaving this facility
Exit trends are also summarized by fiscal year in Table 2.
Year-by-year figures for the Seatac Federal Detention Center are given for the total number of detainees as
compared with those leaving ICE detention from the facility.
The percent of detainees that left ICE detention is also given.
(As mentioned above, the remaining detainees were transferred to another ICE detention facility.)
Because data for all twelve months of the most recent fiscal year are not yet available, the
FY 2008 numbers (October 2007 through September 2008) are estimated based upon reporting for the first six months.
Table 2: Number of detainees leaving
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|| 57 %
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|| 36 %
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|| 26 %
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this facility over the last decade
Exit Details for the Last Twelve Months
Information on each of the individuals who left ICE detention from the Seatac Federal Detention Center during the last 12 months is provided in the following table.
The reason the individual left detention is shown.
For a description of each of these categories, see "Reasons for Leaving ICE Detention."
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