Karnes County Correctional Center

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      Karnes County Correctional Center, Texas

      ICE Detention Facility

      San Antonio Field Office
      810 Commerce Street
      Karnes City, TX, 78118
      Facility Main Telephone Line: (830) 780-3525
      Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4750

      Contact information

      If you would like to get information on a detainee at the Karnes County Correctional Center, you can call 830-780-3525 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

      Please have the following detainee information available:

      • First name
      • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
      • Any aliases the detainee might use
      • Date of birth
      • Country of birth

      Visitation hours:

      Visitation hours at the Karnes County Correctional Center are broken out as follows:
      General Population:

      • Thursday – Sunday
        • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      All visits must be 60 minutes or less. The facility recommends you arrive at least 60 minutes ahead of your scheduled time so you can be processed appropriate through security. All visitors must present a valid ID.

      Attorneys can visit clients seven days a week between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM (including holidays). All Attorneys must make an appointment and be on an approved ICE list.

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      ICE ERO facilities where you can post a bond.

      Call now to bond out an ICE detainee: (844) 910-2342

      Immigration Bond Information

      for the Karnes County Correctional Center

      Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) cannot be posted in-person directly at the Karnes County Correctional Center. Instead, family members or associates can post an immigration bond at any of the 82 ICE-ERO facilities around the country that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the Karnes County Correctional Center that accepts immigration bonds is located at 3523 Cross Point Drive, San Antonio, TX 78217. The number there is (210) 564-2032. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bonds cannot be posted directly at the Karnes County Correctional Center.

      To post an immigration bond for someone detained at Karnes County Correctional Center you must have a money order, cashier’s check or certified check. If the bond amount exceeds $10,000 and over, you can only pay by single cashier’s check or a certified check. All payments should be made to the “US Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

      If you do not want to post the bond in-person yourself, you can also have a licensed immigration bond agent post the bond for you. For a small fee, ranging from 2% – 10%, an agent can post the bond for you electronically, so that you do not have to travel to the ICE-ERO facility. This process is typically faster and easier than posting a bond yourself.

        SEARCH FOR A DETAINEE

        When searching by name, a detainee's first and last names are required and must be an exact match and select the detainee's country of birth.

        Frequently asked questions about the Karnes County Correctional Center

        Does the facility have public parking?

        Yes. If you know someone who is detained at Karnes County Correctional Center in Karnes City, Texas and you would like to visit them, there is free parking available at the facility.

        Can I post a bond for someone who is detained at the Karnes County Correctional Center?

        If an immigration judge has set a bond in the immigrant’s case, then yes, you may bond someone out of the Karnes County Correctional Center. See the next question below, regarding the various locations where bonds can physically be posted and processed.

        If I am bonding someone out of the Karnes County Correctional Center, do I post the bond there or do I post the bond in another location?

        While you can bail someone out of the Karnes County Correctional Center, you cannot post the bond at that facility. The immigration bond must be posted at one of 82 ICE-ERO facilities that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the Karnes County Correctional Center that accepts immigration bonds is located at 3523 Cross Point Drive, San Antonio, TX 78217. The number there is (210) 564-2032.

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          IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY, PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.

          How to get information on an ICE detainee

          If you would like to get information on a detainee, please call the Field Office Main Telephone Number, (210) 283-4750.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • First name
          • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
          • Any aliases the detainee might use
          • Date of birth
          • Country of birth

          If you would like to get in touch with a defendant/detainee, please call the facility’s main number, (830) 780-3525.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • Full name
          • Alien Registration Number (A Number)
          • Your name and telephone number

          Video transcript: An immigration bond is a three-party contract among a detained individual (alien/immigrant), a third party (the surety/obligor) and the government. It guarantees the appearance of the released immigrant at all scheduled court appearances throughout the life of the case. There are two types of immigration bonds, a Delivery Bond and a Voluntary Departure Bond. A Delivery Bond allows for the release of a detained immigrant so that they can be out of custody while the court hears their case and they try to obtain legal citizenship. The released immigrant must attend all their court appearances or risk permanent detention or deportation. A Voluntary Departure Bond allows a detained immigrant to be released so that they can leave the country (at their own expense) while their case is being determined.

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