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Otay Mesa Detention Center

Otay Mesa Detention Center

Customer base: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and The Office of the Federal Detention Trustee - Facility Type: Minimum/Medium Security, Owned since 2015
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P.O. Box 438150, San Diego, CA 92143-8150
Phone: 619-671-8750 Fax: 619-671-8799

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Christopher J. LaRose, Senior Warden

Facility Leader: Christopher J. LaRose, Senior Warden

Christopher J. LaRose was promoted to senior warden at Otay Mesa Detention Center in July 2019, after serving as warden at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. LaRose brings 20 years of corrections experience with the Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (ODCR), where he most recently served as warden at two facilities. LaRose started his corrections career in 1996 as a correctional officer at ODRC, where he later served as a lieutenant, captain, administrative captain and deputy warden of Operations. During his tenure, LaRose was also a Special Response Team coordinator, Critical Incident Management coordinator, and certified crisis negotiator. He served for eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve. LaRose holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Belmont Technical College and a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and development from Wheeling Jesuit University.

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Facility PREA Information

The following information is provided in accordance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003). Learn more

Compliance Managers: Joe Roemmich, Asssitant Warden, Rupert Rivera, PSA Complaince Manager (ICE)

 

Third Party Reporting Method(s):

Write to the Facility:

Otay Mesa Detention Center
ATTN: Warden
P.O. Box 438150

San Diego, CA 92143-8150

Call the Facility: 1-800-624-2931 or 619-661-9119 ext. 2219

Call the CoreCivic Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 1-800-461-9330, or www.corecivic.com/ethicsline

For USMS INMATES CALL: 1-800-869-4499 or write to:

USMS Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Ave. Room 4706

Washington, DC. 20530

FOR ICE DETAINEES CALL THE ICE DETENTION REPORTING AND INFORMATION LINE: 1-888-351-4024

Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

Policy Change Notice 1: Download

Policy Change Notice 2: Download

PREA Audit Date: June 26-28, 2018

PREA Audit Report: Download

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