Stewart Detention Center

Customer base: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Facility Type: Medium Security, Owned since 2006
  • Capacity1752
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Shelton Richardson, Warden

Shelton Richardson, Warden Shelton Richardson was named warden of Stewart Detention Center in 2013. Prior, he served as warden at Leavenworth Detention Center since 2007. He transferred Leavenworth Detention Center from the Correctional Treatment Facility at Washington, D.C. He worked there two years, most recently as assistant warden, and initially as assistant chief of security. He also worked at the Houston Processing Center as a detention officer. He joined CCA in August 2004 after rising through the ranks of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. His last position before retiring from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was as senior warden of the Richard P. Leblanc Pre-Release Substance Abuse Facility at Beaumont, Texas. There he supervised 255 employees and 1,100 offenders. Warden Richardson has served as warden at numerous other Texas facilities.

Community Activities

Lumpkin Heritage Days; Richland Pig Fest; the State of Georgia Wild Game and Fish Cook-off.

Related Stories

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October 28, 2014
Often, the CCA communications staff stays in touch with what’s going on at the facilities because of the hard work of facility reporters and public information officers (PIOs). These employees … read more

For media inquiries please consult Nathaniel Dunlap, Jr., the Public Information Officer for this facility.

Population: Male