The Salt Lake County Jail’s Policy and Practice Regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

The intersection of local jail operations and the operations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an area of policy where there is a high degree of public interest. The information below is provided in order to aid public understanding regarding how this policy operates in practice. This information is also shared to help inform the conversation about this policy among government stakeholders and the community.


The Salt Lake County Jail interacts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by: 1) providing access to inmate information regarding citizenship status and country of origin; 2) accepting properly documented ICE detainer requests; and 3) releasing individuals subject to ICE detainer to federal custody once criminal charges are resolved.

ICE Data Visual

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Detainer Rates:

Instructions: Use the slider on the right to sort the information by year. Click on the “I” on the top left to learn more about charge severity.

Detainers by Month:

Instructions: Click on a year on the right to zoom in on that year.

Offense Category:

Instructions: Hover over each number to see the top charges for each severity and offense type. The domestic violence filter shows if any charges involved domestic violence.

Releases by Severity:

Instructions: Use the slider on the right to sort the information by year.

Country of Origin:

ICE Detainers and Releases to ICE Custody Relative to All Bookings:

This chart is a flow chart, where the thickness of the lines corresponds to the frequency that the events occur.