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Caroline County, Virginia, after almost a year of negotiations, has entered into anagreement with the United States Department of Homeland Security for detention andcare of Administrative Detainees. This facility will be similar to others operated in theCommonwealth. The five year agreement approved by the Caroline County Board ofSupervisors is effective on July 1, 2018 for the purpose of housing illegal immigrants atthe Caroline Detention Facility; formerly known as the Peumansend Creek RegionalJail. The facility will house adult male and adult female immigrants who have illegallyentered the United States and house no children. The purpose of detention services atthe Caroline Detention Facility is to assure illegal immigrants’ presence during theiradministrative hearing process and assure their presence for removal from the UnitedStates pursuant to a lawful final order by an Immigration Court, the Board of ImmigrationAppeals or other Federal judicial body.
The planned move will reinstate up to 120 jobs within the county, which were lost as aresult of the closing of the regional jail, and will provide a safe and modern facility tohouse adults going thru the process. Using the facility in this manner prevents otherentities from taking control and using the facility for other uses which could have aharmful impact to the County.
For additional information, contact County Administrator Charles Culley at (804) 633-5380 or by email.