Descanso Detention Facility7878 Campbell Ranch Road, Alpine, CA, 91901
Alpine, CA 91901
7878 Campbell Ranch Road, Alpine, CA, 91901
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Descanso Detention Facility located at 7878 Campbell Ranch Road, Alpine, CA, 91901, is a detention facility operated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The facility opened in 2004 and can hold up to 744 detainees.
The conditions at Descanso have been criticized by detainees and advocates. In 2007, a detainee died after being denied medical care for pneumonia. In 2010, another detainee committed suicide after being held in solitary confinement for 10 days. In 2012, a detainee filed a lawsuit alleging that he was denied medical care after suffering a heart attack.
Despite the criticisms, Descanso remains one of the largest detention facilities in California. In fiscal year 2016, the facility detained 5,521 people. The majority of detainees are from Mexico (78%), followed by Honduras (9%), Guatemala (6%), and El Salvador (5%).
If you or someone you know is detained at Descanso, it is important to know your rights. You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. You also have the right to contact your consulate or family member.
If you are detained, it is important to stay calm and assert your rights. Remember, you are not alone. There are lawyers and advocates who can help you.