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.
COVID-19 reduced the number of inmates at the Salt Lake County jail and required other changes to the correctional and court systems. COVID- 19 is a factor in the decrease in ICE Detainers placed on incarcerated individuals in 2020 and 2021. As conditions normalize, there may be an upward trend in detainers. Trends in this area will be closely monitored and data will be updated annually.