South Texas Family Residential Center

The South Texas Family Residential Center is the largest immigrant detention center in the United States. Opened in December 2014 in Dilley, Texas, it has a capacity of 2,400 and is intended to detain mainly women and children from Central America.[2] On June 12, 2015, it was reported that the facility was holding 1,735 people, approximately 1,000 of which were children.[3] In filings dated September 30, 2018, the operator stated that the property was 100% full. By April 2019, there were 499 women and children in the facility.[4] CoreCivic, previously called "Corrections Corporation of America", is seeking a license to operate the facility as a General Residential Operation but litigation was brought by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid on behalf of Grassroots Leadership and the detainees themselves to block the licensing by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

South Texas Family Residential Center Contact Details

Address: 1925 W. Highway 85, Frio, TX
City: Dilley
Zip: 78017
Phone 1: 830-378-6500
Type: Private Facility

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM