Transfers of ICE Detainees from the
Seatlle Contract Detention Facility
Table 1: Transfers
During the most recent 12 month period for which data are available, one detainee was
recorded as transferred by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from the Seatlle Contract Detention Facility.
The use of this facility for the temporary housing of federal immigration detainees was arranged
through an intergovernmental service agreement (IGSA) under which payments by ICE to another governmental
agency are made for housing federal detainees.
While the facility is government owned, it is operated by the The GEO Group, Inc. that was in the business of
providing detention services for housing federal detainees.
A detainee leaves an ICE detention facility for one of many reasons. The individual may be simply
transferred to a different ICE detention facility. Or the individual may actually leave ICE detention
because they were deported, released under supervision while their cases were being decided, or leave for other reasons.
This report summarizes transfers from the Seatlle Contract Detention Facility. For more information on this facility please 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 Transferred
Greater detail on long-term trends in ICE transfers from the Seatlle Contract Detention Facility are displayed in Figure 1.
Here the month-by-month number of transfers are graphed against the backdrop of the total detainees
leaving the custody of this facility. Transfers are displayed with darker shading while those
deported or released 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 of transfers during this period.
Figure 1: Month-by-month detainee transfers from this facility
Transfer trends for the last decade are summarized by fiscal year in Table 2. Year-by-year figures for the Seatlle Contract Detention Facility
are given for the total number of detainees as compared with the number transferred from the facility.
The percent of detainees that end up being transferred from the facility is also given. (As mentioned
above, the remaining detainees end up deported, released under supervision, or leave ICE detention
for some other reason.) 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: Detainee transfers from this facility over the last decade
|| 10 %
|| 14 %
|| 13 %
|| 11 %
|| 12 %
|| 21 %
|| 0 %
|| 17 %
Transfer Details For the Last Twelve Months
Information on each of the transfers from the Seatlle Contract Detention Facility during the last 12 months
is provided in the following table.
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