Detainees Leaving ICE Detention from the
Helena District Custody Holding Facility
Helena, Montana

Detainees Deported or Released
Number last 12 months 1
Out of total detained 16
 
Earlier years:
previous 12 months 1
FY 2005 12
FY 2000 5

Table 1: Number leaving ICE detention
from this facility

During the most recent 12 month period for which data are available, one detainee housed at the Helena District Custody Holding Facility left that facility because he/she was deported, was released under supervision while his/her case was being decided, or left ICE detention for one of a variety of other reasons. This is a special ICE holding area or staging location that under current ICE detention standards is allowed to temporarily house aliens for up to 12 or 16 hours. These types of units generally have no sleeping quarters or shower facilities.

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 Helena District Custody Holding Facility 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.

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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 Helena District Custody Holding Facility 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.

Fiscal Year ICE Detainees
Total Exits Percent
1999 15 3 20 %
2000 5 5 100 %
2001 8 1 13 %
2002 7 3 43 %
2003 4 2 50 %
2004 27 2 7 %
2005 22 12 55 %
2006 18 0 0 %
2007 27 2 7 %
2008 (est) 2 0 0 %

Table 2: Number of detainees leaving
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 Helena District Custody Holding Facility 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."

Book In Date Release Date Nationality Gender Reason Left DHS Detention DCO
05/26/2007 05/29/2007 Mexico M U.S. Marshal or other agency Helena, MT

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