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COVID-19 in ICE Detention

Our immigration detention research team collects data on the number of people detained by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) across the country who have been infected with or died from COVID-19. Our data come directly from ICE’s website and are updated several times per week.

Showing in Field Office regions

Each spike represents the number of detained people who have had COVID-19 within a facility

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480

960

This map displays COVID-19 cases and related deaths of people detained by ICE in facilities across the US, as well as the boundaries for the 24 ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office regions.

This map displays COVID-19 cases and related deaths of people incarcerated in prisons and jails across the US. Click on a state to access more data.

This map displays COVID-19 cases and related deaths of people detained by ICE in facilities across the US, as well as the boundaries for the 24 ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office regions.

Facilities with the highest in Field Office regions

FacilityCumulative CasesCumulative Case RateActive CasesActive Case RateCumulative DeathsDeath Rate

ICE La Palma Correctional Center

Arizona

956>100%17339%00%

ICE Stewart Detention Center

Georgia

49565%2<1%4<1%

ICE South Texas Family Residential Center

Texas

489>100%9956%00%

ICE Eloy Federal Contract Facility

Arizona

470>100%4412%00%

ICE South Texas Detention Complex

Texas

43768%579%00%
  1. Actual COVID-19 case counts are likely much higher than reported by ICE, as testing by the agency has been limited.

  2. Rates are calculated using a denominator of average facility-level population for 2020. Populations have decreased significantly over the course of the pandemic.

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting
& Quality Grade
F*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for ICE. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of April 12, 2021. Scores will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

*

We have observed several unexplained fluctuations in the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases and tests that ICE reports.

Data reporting for detained people
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Testsreported systemwide

Systemwide only

Total Populationreported systemwide

Systemwide only

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data reporting for staff
Cumulative Casesnot reported

None

Cumulative Deathsnot reported

None

Testsnot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data quality
Machine ReadableNo

No

Regularly UpdatedYes

Yes

Clearly DefinedNo

No

Contextualized HistoricallyNo

No