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ICE issues 2019 detention standards

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 2, 2019

    ICE issued the 2019 National Detention Standards (NDS), which supersede the standards issued in 2000. The revised NDS eliminate or greatly reduce a number of prior standards, including for “Emergency Plans; Marriage Requests; Non-Medical Emergency Escorted Trips; Contraband; Population Counts; Key and Lock Control; and Tool Control.” Per ICE, “descriptions of ICE’s responsibilities and commitments to its detainees have been removed throughout.” [ID #448]

    ICE 2019 National Detention Standards
  2. Effective Date

    December 2, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • ICE Revises Its Standards for Some Detention Facilities

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  • Summary of Changes to ICE National Detention Standards

    This table summarizes substantive changes made to ICE’s National Detention Standards (NDS), and compares the version officially released on December 19, 2019 (NDS 2019), with the prior and initial version released in September 2000 (NDS 2000). This table does not track differences between the NDS 2019 and ICE’s Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS).

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