Eloy Detention Center

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Eloy Detention Center
Location 1705 E Hanna Road
Eloy, Arizona
Status open
Security class minimum & medium
Capacity 1596
Opened 1994
Managed by CoreCivic

The Eloy Detention Center is a private prison located in Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona, owned and operated by CoreCivic, formerly the Corrections Corporation of America, under contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.[1][2] The facility opened in 1994.

It houses both male and female immigration detainees at a mix of minimum and medium security levels.

ICE's internal Office of Detention Oversight investigated the death of Eloy detainee Manuel Cota-Domingo in 2012, and found serious issues with the quality of medical care provided by CCA. [3] The facility had 15 detainee deaths between 2003 and late 2016, including five suicides.[4] Since 2003, Eloy alone represented 9% of the total inmate deaths in all 250 detention facilities in the United States. [5]

Eloy is adjacent to three other prisons also run by CoreCivic: the Red Rock Correctional Center, the La Palma Correctional Facility, and the Saguaro Correctional Center.


  1. ^ "Eloy Detention Center". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Eloy Detention Center". U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ Predergast, Curt (7 July 2016). "Medical care in Eloy detention center criticized". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. ^ Guatemalan Detainee Dies In ICE Custody In Arizona. The Huffington Post. November 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Daniel Gonzalez, Megan Jula (29 July 2015). "Eloy Detention Center: Why so many suicides?". Arizona Republic / azcentral.com. Retrieved 19 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 32°49′04″N 111°31′13″W / 32.817763°N 111.520187°W / 32.817763; -111.520187