Stewart Detention Center

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Stewart Detention Center
Location146 CCA Road
Lumpkin, Georgia
Security classmedium
Managed byU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Stewart Detention Center is a private prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America under contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, primarily used for housing immigrant detainees. The facility stands in Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia and has an official capacity of 1752 inmates.[1]

In 2011 Stewart was ranked as the largest and busiest such facility in the United States. Stewart County's share of revenue from the federal government, 85 cents per inmate per day, amounted to more than half of the county's entire annual budget.[2]

Stewart was named one of ten ICE facilities targeted for closure by the Detention Watch Network in 2012, citing the March 2009 death of inmate Roberto Medina-Martinez reportedly caused by medical neglect, among many other serious issues. [3] Stewart was also identified by the ACLU of Georgia in 2012 as one of four ICE detention centers that demonstrate that "ICE has consistently shown that it is incapable of protecting the basic human rights of immigrants under its care."[4]


  1. ^ "Stewart Detention Center". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ Redmon, Jeremy (17 Jan 2011). "Georgia deportation jail largest in nation". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Stewart Detention Center Georgia" (PDF). Detention Watch Network. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  4. ^ The other three were the North Georgia Detention Center, the Irwin County Detention Center, and the Atlanta City Detention Center; see "Prisoners of Profit" (PDF). ACLU of Georgia. Retrieved 1 August 2016., report edited by Azadeh N. Shahshahani

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