The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma

The Northwest Detention Center is an immigration prison located in Tacoma, Washington. Opened in 2004, the NWDC is a privately owned and operated by the GEO Group on behalf of U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement. The NWDC's current capacity is 1575, making it one of the largest immigration prisons  in the United States.

Currently, members of the Kirkland Chinese Church in partnership with World Relief Seattle visit the detention center weekly. 

Volunteers from World Relief and local churches visit men and women at the Immigration Detention Center in Tacoma every Saturday and Sunday to coordinate services--listening, talking and praying with detainees eager for visitors. During a typical service, detainees attend a time of worship and Bible study with a team of volunteers from Russian, Hispanic, Vietnamese, American, and Chinese churches. Every week, the gospel is shared with hundreds for the first time, and many people respond by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.