Immigration Detention Justice Center

Florence Service Processing Center

The Florence SPC (Service Processing Center) is an immigration detention facility in Florence, Arizona.  Unlike the other immigration detention centers in Florence, the Florence SPC is owned and operated by the federal government.  The facility has roughly 450 beds and

Contact Information

Contacting the Facility

Address:

Florence Service Processing Center
3250 N. Pinal Parkway
Florence, Arizona 85132

Phone:

(520)868-8377

Contacting A Detainee

To speak to a detainee by phone, call the front desk at (520)868-8377 and ask to leave a message for a detainee.  In the message, include the detainee’s full name and alien number.  Also include a call-back time so that you can ensure your availability.  Note: the Florence SPC will not connect your call directly to a detainee.  Inmates are not given free phone calls to non-attorneys, so you will need to add money to the person’s phone account.

To deposit money in the person’s phone account, call Talton Communications at (866)348-6231.  You can also deposit money online by visiting www.telmate.com.  To deposit money in the person’s general account, send a cashier’s check or money order to Florence SPC.  The check or money order should be made payable to the person and include his or her alien number.

To visit the person, bring a valid government ID to the Florence SPC on Monday through Friday between 12:30 and 7pm.  Note: arrive by 5:15pm for the last visit.

To send mail to the person, use the following address:

Inmate name and alien number
3250 N. Pinal Parkway
Florence, Arizona 85132

Contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Florence SPC

Florence Service Processing Center, Florence, Arizona

The ICE deportation office is located inside the same building as Florence SPC.  To contact the deportation officer assigned to a person’s case, call (520)868-5862.  The Assistant Field Office Director assigned to the case is Earl Scalet.  His supervising officer is Field Office Director Katrina S. Kane, who works at the Phoenix Field Office, located at 2035 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85003.

Getting Released

Immigration Bonds

Some immigration detainees are eligible for an immigration bond, especially those without serious criminal backgrounds and those who have lived in the United States for many years.  To find out if ICE is willing to release a person on an immigration bond, call the ICE office at (520)868-5862 and ask to speak to the ICE officer assigned to the case.  Even when ICE is opposed to releasing the person on bond, the person or his representative may request a bond hearing before an immigration judge.

Persons living outside of Florence can post bond at any ICE ERO Field Office in the county. However, to obtain release in the shortest amount of time, it is advisable to post bond at the Florence Service Processing Center (Florence SPC):

3250 N. Pinal Parkway
Florence, Arizona 85132

Post-Release

Inmates released from the Florence Service Processing Center can be picked up at the center itself, or ICE will drop them off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Arizona. The bus station is located at:

2115 E. Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Family members can purchase “open tickets” online at the Greyhound website.

The Removal Process

Detainees at the Florence Service Processing Center are usually held because ICE seeks to remove them from the United States.  Before removal, most detainees have a chance to be heard by an immigration judge.  At their removal hearings, immigrants can be represented by an immigration attorney who presents evidence to either disprove ICE’s allegations or to prove the immigrants claims for relief.

Immigration Court

Florence SPC inmates have their removal hearings next-door at the Florence Immigration Court.  The court is located at 3260 N. Pinal Parkway, Florence, Arizona 85132. The court also handles immigration cases out of the Central Arizona Detention Center, Pinal County Jail, and the Florence Correctional Center.  The Florence Immigration Court is comprised of three judges:

  • Judge Silvia R. Arrellano
  • Judge Bruce A. Taylor
  • Judge Scott M. Jefferies

After a person is released from ICE detention, his case is moved to the Phoenix Immigration Court, unless a request is made for a change of venue.

Timeframe

From the time that someone is booked into the Florence SCP, it can take up to 3 weeks to see an immigration judge. At Florence SPC, the average time for case completion is 46 days.

Facility Background

The Florence Service Processing Center is an ICE Service Processing Center owned and operated by the federal government.  In Fiscal Year 2007, a total of 11,572 inmates were housed at the detention facility.  Of the detainees who exited the facility, almost 90% were deported or removed from the United States.  Compared to national averages, detainees at the Florence SPC faces a higher likelihood of deportation, and a lower chance of being bonded out or receiving voluntary departure.  The vast majority of detainees at Florence SPC are Guatemalans, Mexicans, and El Salvadorans.

Nearby Facilities

If you are having difficulty locating someone at the Florence SPC, try contacting the following detention centers:

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