West Texas Detention Facility Literature

This post is a compilation of documents related to the West Texas Detention Facility (WTDF) managed by LaSalle Corrections. Included in this list are advocate and government reports, news articles, and ICE inspections revealed by FOIA. Each section is ordered by date with the most recent materials on top.

Advocate Reports regarding WTDF

RAICES. “‘I Was Treated Like an Animal’: Abuses Against African Detainees at the West Texas Detention Facility,” March 22, 2018. https://www.raicestexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/WTDF_Report_Final.pdf.

News Articles about WTDF

Devereaux, Ryan. “He Spoke Out Against Somalia’s Terrorist Groups. Now ICE Has Deported Him There.” The Intercept, March 31, 2018. https://theintercept.com/2018/03/31/ice-detention-immigration-somalia-refugee/.
Devereaux, Ryan, José Olivares, and Maryam Saleh. “Week of Hell: Dozens of African Detainees Allege Serial Abuse and Hate Crimes at Notorious Private Immigration Jail.” The Intercept, March 24, 2018. https://theintercept.com/2018/03/24/week-of-hell-dozens-of-african-detainees-allege-serial-abuse-and-hate-crimes-at-notorious-private-immigration-jail/.
Barry, Tom. “A Death in Texas: Profits, Poverty, and Immigration Converge.” News. Boston Review, June 13, 2012. https://bostonreview.net/us/death-texas.

ICE Inspections of WTDF

ODO. “Office of Detention Oversight Compliance Inspection, West Texas Detention Facility, April 10-12, 2018.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Professional Responsibility, Inspection of Detention and Oversight Division, Office of Detention Oversight, April 10, 2018. https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/odo-compliance-inspections/2018WestTexasDetentionFacility.pdf.
ODO. “Office of Detention Oversight Compliance Inspection, West Texas Detention Facility, February 2-4, 2016.” Washington D. C.: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Professional Responsibility, Inspection of Detention and Oversight Division, Office of Detention Oversight, February 2, 2016. https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/odo-compliance-inspections/2016-SierraBlanca-Feb.pdf.
ERO. “ICE Detention Standards Compliance Review, West Texas Detention Facility, October 13-15, 2009.” Washington D. C.: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/dfra-ice-dro/westtexasdetentionfacilitysierrablancatx1014162008.pdf, October 13, 2009. https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/dfra-ice-dro/westtexasdetentionfacility2009.pdf.
ERO. “ICE Detention Standards Compliance Review, West Texas Detention Facility, October 14-16, 2008.” Washington D. C.: Enforcement and Removal Operations, Department of Homeland Security, October 14, 2008. https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/dfra-ice-dro/westtexasdetentionfacilitysierrablancatx1014162008.pdf.
ERO. “ICE Detention Standards Compliance Review, West Texas Detention Center, November 26-28, 2007.” Washington D. C.: Enforcement and Removal Operations, Department of Homeland Security, November 26, 2007. https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/dfra-ice-dro/westtexasdetentionfacilitysierrablancatx1126282007.pdf.