May 13, 2014 – Herndon, VA
AGS has been awarded a 10-year contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) to provide full detention support services at the Krome North Processing Center in Miami, Florida. AGS will provide the full range of required detention and transportation services seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours per day, providing knowledgeable and responsive detention officers (armed/unarmed) and support personnel, including managers, who have proper security clearances and efficiently carry out the law enforcement and administrative duties required by the contract.
The Krome Detention Center is one of most well-known immigration detention centers in the United States. Located in Miami, Florida, the facility holds an average of 600 immigration detainees. The detainee population at Krome has fluctuated between 550 and 875 since 2006. Krome detainees are either in removal proceedings or are awaiting deportation. Since 2009, the majority of Krome detainees are Haitians, followed by large numbers of Mexican, Guatemalan, Chinese, and El Salvadoran nationals. Over 30 other nationalities are represented at the facility. The facility is formally referred to as the Krome North Service Processing Center.
The Krome Detention Center opened in 1980 to house an influx of Cuban and Haitian refugees. The population there has fluctuated over the years based on conditions in Central and South America. Detainees at the Krome Detention Facility are held, on average, for between 30 and 90 days.. Immigration detainees at Krome are segregated into three different populations, based on the severity of their criminal histories. Roughly a third of the immigrant detainees have no criminal history.
AGS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Akima, LLC, an Alaska Native Corporation. AGS prides itself on total detention management solutions. Our team includes senior staff from as agencies such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and former Chiefs of Detention at 1000+ bed Service Processing Centers. Our team has patrolled our borders, safely and securely transported detainees, provided protection and escorts for federal judges and witnesses, and supplied armed guards.
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