The main jail for ICE detainees in Buffalo is the Buffalo (Batavia) Service Processing Center. This jail is located at: 4250 Federal Drive; Batavia, NY, York

Inquiries about detainees housed in this facility can be made by phoning (585) 344-6500 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Callers should have the detainee’s biographical information available including their full name, aliases, date of birth, and country of origin. Detainees can’t receive incoming calls.

In emergencies, callers who need to get in touch with a detainee should “call (585) 344-6500 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.”

The facility is accessible to people with disabilities, including detainees.

Posting A Delivery Bond

If a person who been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings, it may be possible to post a delivery bond. The person posting the bond should have a valid government-issued photo ID, passport, military ID, driver’s license, LPR card, or other proof of identity. The person posting the bond “is responsible for ensuring that the alien presents them self before an officer or representative of this agency whenever a request is made.”

Bonds can be posted at an ICE ERO bond acceptance offices, Monday through Friday (excepting public holidays) from 9 am to 3 pm, New York time. ICE ERO bond acceptance offices can be found at this link- here.

The person posting the bond should know the detainee’s last name and alien registration numbers. Payment for the bond should be made by cashier’s check, money order, or certified check unless the bond payment is $10,000 or more (which requires a cashier’s check or a certified check). The Payee is the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Visiting Hours

Friends and families can visit a detainee:

• M-F. 9 am – 11 am. 1pm-3pm. 6pm-8pm.
• Sat and Sun – 9 am -11 am. 1pm-3pm.

Visitors should check in a half-hour early so they can be processed through security. They should have a valid and verifiable government ID. Visits are only for up to one hour. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Attorney Visits

Lawyers for the detainees can visit their clients between 8am and 4pm or by making arrangements through the facility.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time though prior arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible. The consular officials should bring appropriate credentials.

Clergy may also visit a detained at any time – providing prior arrangements are made with the Chaplain’s Office.

Visiting Restrictions

The Buffalo Servicing Center will enforce the following visitor restrictions:

• All family or other social visits are Non-contact.
• No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
• If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
• All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
• Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
• Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Visitor searches

Anyone entering the facility is subject to a:

• Pat-down search of their belongings
• An inspection of their possessions
• A metal search

No weapons of any kind are permitted.

No electronic devices such as cell phones are permitted in the facility’s secure areas.

Incoming mail may be searched. Anyone sending a package to a detainee should contact the deportation officer at the facility beforehand.

Other nearby facilities:

• Orange County Correctional Facility
• Albany County Correctional Facility
• Allegany County Jail
• Chautauqua County Jail
• Clinton County Jail
• Wayne County Jail

Contact your experienced immigration lawyer in Buffalo to learn how you can help anyone who is detained at the Buffalo (Batavia) Service Processing Center

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