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From: (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:32 PM
To: (b)(6), (b)(7)(C) Hale, Brian P; Stolley, Jim; Homan, Thomas;
Mead, Gary; Wong, Ricardo; (b)(6), (b)(7)(C)
Cc: (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Subject: RE: OPA: Media inquiry Wichita, Kan. - New ICE office

If your FO has cleared, we are good.  Thank you! 
From: (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:05 PM
To (b)(6), (b)(7)(c) ; Hale, Brian P; Stolley, Jim; Homan, Thomas; Mead, Gary; Wong, Ricardo; (b)(6), (b)(7)(C)
(b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Cc: (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Subject: RE: OPA: Media inquiry Wichita, Kan. - New ICE office

+ DHS.

DHS: please let us know if we can go with this.

(b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Press Secretary
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
202-73 (office)
(b)(6), (cell)

From (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:45 PM
To: Hale, Brian P; Stolley, Jim; Homan, Thomas; Mead, Gary; Wong, Ricardo
Cc: (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Subject: OPA: Media inquiry Wichita, Kan. - New ICE office
Importance: High

Issue: A reporter for the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle newspaper asked a series of questions concerning the re-
location of an ICE office in Wichita, Kan. PAO has prepared responses below. (The GSA PAO prefers that ICE
address these questions.)

Proposed response: (to be issued when cleared by approving authority) Cleared by ERO Chicago
I intend to send the reporter the below responses to her questions and a fact sheet which we have previously
used for similar questions about this new office.

Q: For what will the facility be used?
A: This space is designed to provide offices for ICE investigators, immigration enforcement agents and office
support personnel. In addition, a small portion of the space will be used for initial processing of illegal aliens for
removal from the United States. Processing includes: fingerprinting, ID photos, and serving charging

Q: Does the current office have a detention center or holding cell? Will the new one? If yes, what is it for?
A: The new office building will be used for the same functions for which the current office is being used. Both
old and new offices include temporary holding cells, much the same as any local police station.

The new building is primarily to be used as office space; it does not have a detention center. However, it will
have four holding cells, which are for temporary use only, less than 12 hours (usually only 2-3 hours). ICE will
only process illegal aliens for deportation at this facility; ICE detainees will not be housed overnight there. After
being processed at this new facility, the ICE detainees will be transferred to contracted county jails. The office
hours of operation are expected to be Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM.

Wichita ICE Office Building Fact Sheet
 Current location of the ICE office: 271 West 3rd Street, Wichita, Kan., 67202. Locally known as the
IRS building. New location: 555 North Woodlawn St. Wichita, Kan., 67208.

 GSA has contracted with a local commercial property owner to remodel part of an existing commercial
office space in Wichita. A portion of the building is planned as leased office space for ICE officers,
agents and support staff.

 About 18,000 square feet total leased space.

 About 80% of the space will be used for offices.

 About 2,500 square feet (20% of the space) will be used as a processing area, which includes a video
courtroom and four temporary secure rooms (holding cells) for processing aliens — taking photos,
fingerprinting, etc.

 There are four temporary secure rooms which are rated to hold detainees less than 12 hours, and do not
include beds.

 The processing center will be used to process illegal aliens, who will then be transported to a local
contracted county jail. (Detainees are not housed overnight.)

 Primary business hours for this location will be 7AM – 4 PM M-F.

Internal Background:
ICE has contracted with GSA to remodel an office building in Wichita to serve the agency’s future needs. ICE
will share the location with the IRS. ERO and HSI will be collocated at this site.

Given the history of previous inquiries about ICE office re-locations, PAO has taken steps to ensure the reporter
is fully informed in as transparent a manner possible of the agency’s intentions regarding the new location. To
that end, the below responses are designed to address specific questions asked by the reporter and for use as a
follow-up story the reporter has indicated they may run at a later date. Also included are some general Q&As
we’ve used in similar matters in other areas. These Q&As will not be addressed unless the reporter asks.

If asked the below follow-up questions, the following Qs&As will be used:

Q: Why this location?
A: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for securing office space for federal
agencies based on various factors, such as zoning, most effective cost, and the needs of the agency. ICE is not
involved in the contracting or remodeling process beyond informing the GSA of the agency’s needs. GSA,
using the ICE-provided criteria, and has ascertained the Wichita site meets federal standards for public safety
and use. ICE will not take possession of the property until GSA has approved the site for occupation.

Q: Residents are concerned ICE has misrepresented the intended use and purposes of the proposed
A: GSA has informed local government officials regarding the use and purpose of this proposed facility.

Q: When is this scheduled to happen?
A: GSA anticipates the facility will be ready to be occupied sometime in late summer 2013.

Q: Why is the current office being re-located?
A: ICE’s current lease is due to expire this summer and the remodeled office will better meet the agency’s

(b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Public Affairs Officer (Spokesman)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Twin Cities, Minnesota
952-85 office)
(b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
952-25 cell)
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Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 5:46 PM
To: (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Subject: RE: Re:ICE Response

Follow Up Flag: Follow up
Flag Status: Flagged

thanks (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)Also per my Friday request: Can you give me the current inmate population at IAH Secure Adult 
Detention Facility in Livingston, Texas? (also am i calling it by the right name? I see it sometimes referred to as Polk 
County Adult Detention Center and other times it is called IAH....) 
Kathleen Miller, REPORTER 
Contract Spending Team 
Bloomberg Government 
(b)(6), (b)(7)(C)
(b)(6), (b)(7)(C)

‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐ 
From (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
At: Mar 25 2013 17:42:41 
1) how much does it cost per day to house an ICE inmate at a government processing center vs contractor‐operated 
The daily cost to house a detainee varies from facility to facility.   The current national average for all facilities is 
approximately $122/day.” 
2) is ICE now paying vendors for ankle bracelets or other means of monitoring the 2300 folks released for budgetary 
reasons? If so, how much does that cost per day? What vendors provide those devices?  
 All of the 2,200 individuals released from detention in February 2013 and referenced in your question, were placed on 
an alternative form of supervision. 199 of these aliens were placed into the Alternatives to Detention Program, which is 
a formal electronic monitoring program.   Depending on the level of monitoring and technology assigned to a 
participant, the cost could range from $.17 per day to $17.69. The average daily cost for these 199 participants is $8.59 
and their combined cost per day is currently $1,709.41. Behavioral Interventions Incorporated (BI Inc) is the sole vendor 
responsible for providing the case management services and electronic monitoring equipment used under the Intensive 
Supervision Appearance Program II (ISAP II) contract’ 
3) What kinds of sequestration guidance have you given to detention center contractors?   

No sequestration guidance has been provided to contractors at detention facilities.    
4)have you slowed funding under already awarded contracts to vendors who operate detention centers?   
ICE pays for detention beds as they are used.   
5) Some Wall street analysts say prison contractors profits' won't suffer due to sequestration because if ICE or other 
agencies seek cost‐reductions in contracts, the companies will negotiate service cuts as well. Have you or will you scale 
back the services you're buying at any contractor‐operated facilities due to sequestration? If so, what kinds of services 
may be cut? 
ICE has not made any decision to reduce the services required at its detention facilities.  
6) Are more releases for budgetary reasons possible this year? 
ICE has not made any decisions regarding future releases due to budget concerns.   
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 11:21 AM 
T (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Subject: Re:ICE Response 
hi(b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
Can i get a response to the other questions I sent on Wednesday today please? 
thanks very much for your help, 
202‐654‐(b)(6), (b)(7)(C)
Kathleen Miller, REPORTER 
Contract Spending Team 
Bloomberg Government 
202‐654(b)(6), (b)(7)(C)
(b)(6), (b)(7)(C)
‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐ 
From:  (b)(6), (b)(7)(c)
At: Mar 20 2013 19:46:11 
Sorry for the delay 
I am in receipt of your additional questions and will work on getting them out to you. 
(b)(6), (b)(7)(c)

1) I'm wondering if you guys have any sense of how many of the 2, 300 folks that were recently released for budgetary 
reasons came from contractor facilities? 
A:  Detainees were released from all types of facilities to include contractor, service processing centers, IGSAs, etc. 
These releases were conducted throughout the country after thorough risk assessments. 
2)Is it cheaper to house an inmate at a contractor facility than an entirely ICE facility? 
The per diem cost of government‐owned Service Processing Centers(SPCs) is generally higher than detention facilities 
run by contractors. 
3)When budgetary release decisions were made, did ICE consider whether a person was housed at a contractor facility?
Budget based release decisions were predicated on analysis of public safety risks and resource constraints. 
4)Also, besides CCA and the Geo Group, what other contractors work with ICE to operate/manage/maintain detention 
Private Contract Providers 
5)How many detention centers are run by contractors and how many are run by ICE? 
There are forty‐six detention facilities operated by contractors and six ICE‐owned Service Processing Centers, which also 
have contractors overseeing day‐to‐day detention operations. 
6)Finally, was Virginia resident and Bolivian citizen Carlos Martinelly Montano among those released? 
Carlos Montano is currently serving a 20 year sentence for a DUI offense that led to the death of a nun and injured two 
others.  Once he serves his criminal sentence, he will be transferred to ICE custody for removal.