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Online Detainee Locator System

On May 3, ICE proposed a new routine in the Federal Register, whereby current and former people in ICE custody will be listed in the Online Detainee Locator System (ODLS). ODLS is a publicly accessible, web-based system that is owned by the Office of Detention and Removal Operations, a division of ICE.

ICE developed ODLS as a service to the public and particularly family members and legal representatives. With the deployment of this automated system, the public will be able to locate detainees more quickly and efficiently. The system will ultimately be available in several languages to help users whose native language is not English.

ODLS is scheduled to deploy on June 2, 2010. After that date, you can access the ODLS records at http://www.ice.gov/locator.

While this measure is long overdue, it is a welcome improvement over the current system. I am happy to see that ICE is taking steps to keep detainees from getting lost in the system.