FREEDOM FOR IMMIGRANTS HOTLINES
Inside Dentention Line:
People in detention can contact the national office of Freedom for Immigrants free hotline by dialing 9233# from a facility phone, 8am-10pm CST. This line is secure and unmonitored.
Family Support Line: Loved ones and advocates for people in detention can call an FFI hotline at (209) 757-3733 from 8am-2pm PST/ 9am-3pm MST/ 10am-4pm CST/ 11am-5pm EST, Monday – Friday. FFI support request form.
Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative SIFI Helpline 388#
The LA-AID 318-769-0852 text line. Families can text this number between 7am-1pm PST/ 8am-2pm MST/ 9am-3pm CST/ 10am-4pm EST, Monday – Friday if they know their loved one is being released. This number will only receive texts. You may not send images, photos, or pdfs to this phone number.
Please note that ICE and the detention center are required to provide transport to the nearest airport or full service bus station as per the 2011 agreed standards. They do this a few times a week. Immigrants can request to be provided free transport to an airport or full service greyhound bus station by ICE. The sponsor/family is responsible for purchasing a plane ticket or bus ticket. Not all greyhound bus stations in the state have buses each day. The only full service bus stations are in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Lafayette and Monroe have limited service and Alexandria is a laundromat and not an option unless you know you will arrive on a day that a bus is actually departing from Alexandria.
Airports – All but one detention center are far away from airports. If asked to purchase a plane ticket for someone to be released ask which airport ICE will transport them to. Only purchase a ticket that leaves after 4pm on the day of release if the ICE office can guarantee that the bus transporting released immigrants can get to the airport two hours prior to the flight.
|LA/ MS Detention Center||Nearest Airport||Miles/Travel time||Airlines at this airport||Flights after 4pm|
|Central Louisiana at Jena||AEX Alexandria, LA||44 miles/ 55 minutes||American, United, Delta||yes|
|Winn||AEX Alexandria, LA||53 miles/ 1 hour 3 min||American, United, Delta||yes|
|Winn||SHV Shreveport, LA||97 miles/ 1 hour 40 min||American, United, Delta||yes|
|Jackson||SHV Shreveport, LA||87 miles/ 1 hour 31 min.||American, United, Delta||yes|
|Jackson||MLU Monroe, LA||63 miles/ 1 hour 7 min.||American, United, Delta||Yes|
|Richwood||MLU Monroe, LA||7 miles/ 14 min.||American, United, Delta||yes|
|River||MLU Monroe, LA||86 miles/ 1 hour 32 min.||American, United, Delta||yes|
|River||AEX Alexandria, LA||72 miles / 1 hour 22 min.||American, United, Delta||yes|
|River||BTR Baton Rouge, LA||96 miles/ 1 hour 46 min.||American, United, Delta||yes|
|Allen||AEX Alexandria LA||64 miles/ 1 hour 6 min.||American, United, Delta||Yes|
|Allen||LFT Lafayette, LA||76 miles/ 1 hour 20 min.||American, United, Delta||Yes|
|Pine Prairie||AEX Alexandria LA||48 miles/ 55 min.||American, United, Delta||Yes|
|Pine Prairie||LFT Lafayette, LA||61 miles/ 1 hour 9 min||American, United, Delta||Yes|
|South LA. Basile||LFT Lafayette, LA||55 miles/ 1 hour 3 min||American, United, Delta||Yes|
|Adams Natchez, MS||JAN Jackson, MS||112 miles / 1 hour 45 min.||American, United, Delta, Southwest||Yes|
|Adams Natchez, MS||BTR Baton Rouge, LA||95 miles/ 1 hour 40 min||American, United, Delta||Yes|
|Adams Natchez, MS||AEX Alexandria LA||96 miles/ 1 hour 56 min.||American, United, Delta||Yes|