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DHS Office of Inspector General releases a “Management Alert" addressing "Issues Requiring Action at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center"

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 27, 2018

    DHS Office of Inspector General identifies a number of serious issues at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center that violate ICE’s 2011 Performance-Based National Detention Standards and pose significant health and safety risks, including nooses in detainee cells, improper and overly restrictive segregation, and untimely and inadequate detainee medical care. [ID #358]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 27, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    December 2, 2019

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently published an update to its National Detention Standards (NDS), which govern the treatment of people held in facilities that rent some of their beds to ICE, often city or county jails. The new standards may weaken some protections for up to 20% of ICE’s detained population.

    ICE Revises Its Standards for Some Detention Facilities
  4. Subsequent Action

    April 23, 2020

    A federal district court granted a preliminary injunction requiring that Adelanto not accept any new detainees, that its population be reduced to allow for social distancing, and that it continue to shrink below the number required for minimal social distancing by May 4, 2020.

    Roman v. Wolf - Preliminary Injunction
  5. Subsequent Action

    September 29, 2020

    A federal district court issues a modified preliminary injunction ordering the government to submit a population reduction plan by October 5, 2020. This followed a Ninth Circuit opinion ( that followed an urgent order, responding to virus spread, one week after oral argument on September 15, 2020.

    Roman v. Wolf- Modified Preliminary Injunction
  6. Subsequent Action

    October 15, 2020

    The government failed to submit a population reduction plan to the district court on October 5 as ordered. The court issued an order requiring the government to reduce the Adelanto population to 475 starting on October 19, 2020.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Roman v. Wolf - Population Reduction Order


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