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Rio Grande Detention Center Profile and Valuable Information

Rio Grande Detention Center (RGDC) is a well-guarded detention center with very little information in the public domain. It is equipped with rows of triple razor wire, a reinforced perimeter fence, electronic detection systems and comprehensive surveillance of the entire prison perimeter.

Cells are either single or double occupancy and prisoners are segregated into blocks on the basis of risk assessment, inmate categorization, behavior, and criminal history.

Rio Grande Detention Center History

is owned and operated by the GEO Group for Immigration & Customs Enforcement & US Marshals Service. Located in Laredo, Webb County, Texas, it is a 1900 bed prison. Designed, managed and owned by GEO Group, RGDC opened its gates for inmates in 2008.

Rio Grande Detention Center phone number

RGDC Main Line: (956) 728-6600

RGDC Field Office Main Line: (210) 283-4750

Detainee messages can be communicated through the Contractor Line (956) 718-4700

Rio Grande Detention Center address

Rio Grande Detention Center

San Antonio Field Office

1001 San Rio Blvd Laredo, TX, 78046

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Rio Grande Detention Center Texas Inmate Programs

The RGDC inmate programs are designed around the GEO Group policy of implementing cognitive behavior programs that are nationally recognized and incorporating various basic education, skill-oriented, post-secondary, vocational training and rehabilitation programs. RGDC facilitates learning by using:

  • Customized Learning
  • Adult Learner-Centered Approach
  • Technology-based Learning Labs
  • Dynamic Grouping
  • Smart Boards & Individual Education Plans
  • Collaborative Learning Communities
  • Differentiated Learning Groups
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Academic Dorms

Listed below, are the RGDC inmate programs:

Academic Programming:
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Literacy
  • Special Education
Vocational Programming:
  • NCCER Certification
  • Nationally Recognized Certification Tracks
  • Partnerships with Community Employers
  • Project-Based Learning
  • On the Job Training Opportunities
  • Career and Technical Education with Workforce Job Opportunities
  • Vocational Licensing (Custodial Maintenance, Electrical Works, Horticulture, Barbering Computer Repair, Building Trades, Welding, Weaving, Auto Mechanics, Small Engine Repair, Upholstery, Plumbing, HVAC, Masonry, Culinary Arts, , Carpentry
  • Professional Portfolio Development
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Fairs
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Programs:
  • Cognitive Self Change
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Thinking for a Change (T4C)
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions-Substance Abuse (CBI-SA):
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Success Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Sessions (ICBT)
Faith-Based Services:
  • Faith & Character Based Housing Units
  • Mentoring
  • Pro-Social Modeling
  • Religious Accommodation
  • Modified Therapeutic Community Model
  • Religion Specific Programming
Substance Abuse:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions-Substance Abuse (CBI-SA)
  • Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
  • Education
  • Treatment
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) & Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Programs
  • Gender Responsive Trauma-Informed Care
  • Living in Balance
GEO Reentry Services: Assisted re-entry of trained and rehabilitated inmates into society, upon completion of the prison sentence

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Rio Grande Detention Center mail and visitation rules

RGDC classifies detainees under Restricted, High, Medium-High, Low and Medium-low level categories.

High, Medium High, Low and Medium-low level detainees can be visited Sunday through Monday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. On Saturdays, they may be visited between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Restricted Housing detainees can only be visited on Wednesdays, between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

In case the visitor is a legal counsel or attorney, visitation is permitted 7 days a week between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. Clergy may visit inmates any time of the day, provided they have prior consent from the Chaplains’ office and special visitors are mandated to seek Warden’s approval for the visit, 5 days in advance.

The general time allotted to each visitation is no more than 30 minutes and can have no more than 2 adult visitors. Longer visitation period may be permitted to family members, special visitors permitted by the Warden or those approved by Law if they have traveled a significantly long distance to the facility.

Rio Grande Detention Center inmate locator

Unauthorized access of inmate records is a serious criminal offense and it may amount to the incarceration of 2 to 5 years. Inmates are not authorized to access the records of other inmates.

That apart, anyone else who is legally authorized to access

inmate records, can do so by conducting an online search by visiting Users can use this site to locate any inmate of a correction facility, including RGDC.

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