San Luis Regional Detention Center
and Support Center
The San Luis Regional Detention Center (SLRDC) and Support Center is located approximately 20 miles south of Yuma. The facility opened in 2007 and Emerald Correctional Management took over the management of the facility in 2009. The SLRDC housed male and female detainees with a capacity of 548 beds and in November 2011 Emerald completed an expansion to the facility adding 368 beds. The facility houses inmates in partnership with the United States Marshal Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Mr. Robert Pease was promoted to Warden at Emerald Correctional Management’s San Luis Regional Detention and Support Center in December 2010 while previously serving as the Assistant Warden. Warden Pease brings more than 27 years of experience in law enforcement and 11 years of experience in corrections. Prior to joining Emerald, he held the position of Deputy Warden at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, served as a police officer in South Dakota and was hired as the undersheriff for Big Horn County, Montana. He attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy and was assigned special duties in Washington D.C. as a result of the September 11 terrorist attack. He retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as a senior special agent and served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the United Sates Navy.
The San Luis Regional Detention and Support Center maintains a positive relationship with the City of San Luis. Representatives from each respective entity attend and participate in each other's ceremonies and important events.
The SLRDC donates used pants and shirts to the Goodwill Stores in the community.
The Detention Center participated in the "Battle of the Badges", a boxing charity event involving law enforcement officers in friendly boxing matches to raise money for children in outreach programs.