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Broward Transition Center

3900 North Powerline Road
Deerfield Beach, FL 33073
Phone: (954) 973-4485
Fax: (954) 973-6179
Capacity: 700
Client: U.S. Immigration & Custom Enforcement
Accreditations: American Correctional Association (ACA)

BACKGROUND: In August 2002 a contract was awarded by the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to provide a transitional center for short-term non-criminal and low security detainees (civil commitments). GEO was re-awarded the contract in July 2008 for a five-year period through 2014. This new contract increased services to provide for additional female residents. The current contract permits the housing of 700 male and female non-criminal and low security detainees in community style rooms providing a level of privacy and amenities. A sizeable and upscale recreation area was recently made available to detainees. 

SCOPE OF WORK:Pursuant to GEO’s contract with ICE, the center provides a safe, secure, and humane environment that promotes the welfare and socialization of detainees. Realistic self-help education programs are provided and detainees are encouraged to participate in various intra-institution work assignments. Individual social, psychological, medical and religious counseling is available. A robust transportation system performed by the GEO Transportation Inc. (GTI) supports ICE ground and air operations moving thousands of detainees a year.

FACILITY DESCRIPTION: GEO designed and constructed this 99,000 sq. ft. center specifically as an access-controlled community correctional center. This unique community resource represents one of the few “purpose-built” community correctional centers of this size in the United States. The center consists of a two-story building designed and constructed to blend in with the community setting and to provide privacy, separation by gender, and full support space for the residents and staff. The facility features a kitchen building, expanded medical clinic and courtroom areas as well as a 14,000 square foot office building for client use.

ACCREDITATION: In less than a year of operation, the center was awarded accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA) in 1999. The center was reaccredited in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011 with a score of 100%.

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