You can help someone find their friend or family member if they are detained:
If you know their Alien Number:
When a person is detained, you can usually find out where they are if you know their Alien Number (A#) when you use the ICE detainee locator found at this website: https://locator.ice.gov/odls/#/index
If you don’t know their Alien Number:
If you do not know the A#, sometimes you can find it if you pretend you are going to put money on someone’s account and do a search for possible detention facilities: https://www.accesscorrections.com/#/
If they have been detained in Arkansas:
Most people who are detained in Arkansas end up being transported to the LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, Louisiana, but they usually are held at the Lonoke County Jail for a few days before they are taken to Louisiana. They are transported from Lonoke on Tuesdays and Fridays.
If they have been detained in MEMPHIS:
Most people who are detained in Memphis end up being transported to the LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, Louisiana, which is about 5 hours away from Memphis by car. However, more detention facilities are opening across Louisiana, so sometimes a person might be detained in a different facility.
Start preparing for the immigration case
Your family or friend who is detained will need to prepare for their immigration case if they have not done so already. In addition to some of the documents listed on our “Preparing for ICE Encounters” page, it will be important to gather letters of support from family, friends, co-workers, bosses, church community members.