San Diego Correctional Facility

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San Diego Correctional Facility
LocationOtay Mesa, San Diego, California
Security classminimum / medium
Managed byCorrections Corporation of America
DirectorFred Lawrence

The San Diego Correctional Facility, also known as the Otay Detention Facility,[1] is a minimum / medium security federal prison for men, managed by Corrections Corporation of America[2] under contract with the United States Marshals Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).[3]

The facility is situated in the San Ysidro Mountains foothills of Otay Mesa overlooking the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Otay Mesa site is shared with four other properties related to law enforcement:[4]

  • Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • George Bailey County Detention facility, operated by the County of San Diego
  • East Mesa Reentry Facility, operated by the City of San Diego
  • Multi-jurisdictional law enforcement firearms training complex used by the FBI, the Customs Service, and local police forces.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2014-02-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Castillo, Andrea (2019-12-24). "ICE signs contracts extending private immigrant detention centers ahead of California ban". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "The Center for Land Use Interpretation". Retrieved 22 May 2017.

Coordinates: 32°35′31″N 116°55′21″W / 32.59189°N 116.92252°W / 32.59189; -116.92252