2011 ICE Directive on Detention Facility Tours

"The purpose of this directive is to provide Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office Directors, or their supervisory designees, and field offices with policy, procedures, and forms to facilitate detention facility tours, visitation, or tours with visitation (tour/visit) for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other agency stakeholders.

This directive does not supplant other visitation procedures found in the applicable Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention standards. This directive applies to all Service Processing Centers (SPCs), Contract Detention Facilities (CDFs), dedicated Inter-Governmental Service Agreement (IGSA) facilities, and to the extent practicable, other ICE detention facilities.

This directive does not apply to (I) Legal Orientation Program or Know Your Rights presentation providers; (2) law firms, organizations, or sole attorney practitioners providing or seeking to provide legal representation; and (3) health care practitioners with a request from a detainee's counsel to conduct an examination relevant to the detainee's case." - ICE, Sept. 28, 2011.  [From a FOIA request by Stephen W. Yale-Loehr.]