The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, in January, referred five inmates to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.
Sheriff Jim Cummings says they are a 28-year old male from El Salvador, in custody since January 10 for Breaking and Entering, Nighttime, Felony, Larceny of a Firearm, 4 counts, and Larceny in excess of $250.
A 20-year old male from El Salvador arrested for Rape of a Child, three counts.
An 18-year old male from Jamaica arrested on Domestic Abuse Prevention Order Violation.
A 32-year old male from Russia, arrested for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, OUI, and Negligent Operaton of Motor Vehicle.
And a 35-year old male from Poland, currently in custody for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, two counts.
In December the Sheriff’s Office entered into a partnership with the ICE 287(g) program that gives the deputies access to the ICE data banks to see if anyone being held at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility for committing serious crimes is in the country illegally.
The Sheriff’s Office could start the process for an immigration hearing, which could ultimately lead to deportation, for prisoners who are found to be undocumented.