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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Caroline County Enters Agreement for Detention Facility

Caroline County, Virginia, after almost a year of negotiations, has entered into an
agreement with the United States Department of Homeland Security for detention and
care of Administrative Detainees. This facility will be similar to others operated in the
Commonwealth. The five year agreement approved by the Caroline County Board of
Supervisors is effective on July 1, 2018 for the purpose of housing illegal immigrants at
the Caroline Detention Facility; formerly known as the Peumansend Creek Regional
Jail. The facility will house adult male and adult female immigrants who have illegally
entered the United States and house no children. The purpose of detention services at
the Caroline Detention Facility is to assure illegal immigrants’ presence during their
administrative hearing process and assure their presence for removal from the United
States pursuant to a lawful final order by an Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration
Appeals or other Federal judicial body.

The planned move will reinstate up to 120 jobs within the county, which were lost as a
result of the closing of the regional jail, and will provide a safe and modern facility to
house adults going thru the process. Using the facility in this manner prevents other
entities from taking control and using the facility for other uses which could have a
harmful impact to the County.

For additional information, contact County Administrator Charles Culley at (804) 633-
5380 or by email.

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