Emails, Kristen Dark, senior public information officer, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Feb. 9-10, 2017

12:17 p.m.

There were over 190 detainers refused, but most of the persons detainers were refused on are still in our custody.

37 inmates were released on Feb. 1 once they made bond or had their charges disposed by a judge.

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:25 PM

To: Kristen Dark

Subject: RE: {EXTERNAL} Urgently seeking factual elaboration about immigrants released recently


When would you expect the other 147-plus individuals to be released? Is there a breakdown, perhaps?


Given this count, is the senator’s claim largely accurate or not? Why or why not?



12:45 p.m.

I can’t predict when the others will be released. It depends on when their charges are disposed or if they make bond. 34 of them will be released to ICE because we received Federal Warrants on them last Friday. (Phil Jankowski reported it.)

If you want a breakdown, you’ll need to make an open records request so a paralegal can do the research.


The senator’s claim that “Hundreds of illegal immigrants subject to detainers were released in the last week since the new sanctuary policy was adopted by the Travis County Sheriff's Office”

Is not accurate.

Again, this is information I have already released to the Statesman. See below.

From: Kristen Dark

Sent: Monday, February 06, 2017 9:15 AM

Subject: TCSO - ICE Detainers Accepts or Denied Feb 3-5, 2017


Below are the numbers of ICE Detainers accepted or denied February 3 – 5, 2017. This is the last time I’ll be providing this data via a mass media release. For future statistics or details regarding inmate charges, you’ll need to make an open records request to

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10:33 a.m.

Feb. 10, 2017

Below are the stats I sent our via media releases regarding ICE detainers declined or accepted and inmate releases.

Attached is a document with stats from Feb 6-8.



dark11111.jpg37 inmates were released from TCSO on 2/1/17 following the release of their ICE Detainer.



FRIDAY, February 3, 2017:


SATURDAY, February 4, 2017


SUNDAY, February 5, 2017


2:41 p.m.

45 have been released. The rest are still in custody.