On Friday, March 13th, 2020, ICE announced it was suspending visitation at all ICE detention centers nationwide. We are very concerned for our friends in detention, who are now even more isolated from our community of visitors, and who are still at great risk of getting sick due to being imprisoned in close-quarters with so many other people.

It’s critical that we stay in touch with our friends in detention during this time to offer moral support, monitor conditions, report abuses and provide a link to legal help with our partners at Americans for Immigrant Justice. We are also continuing to provide phone time to anyone who needs it so they can check-in with their family and friends during this crisis.

“We are all scared,” one person in detention said. “We aren’t being told anything other than that it’s for our own safety.”

Unfortunately, everything about being in detention is expensive, from the price of phone calls (45 cents per minute at Glades county jail) to the fee to send a single text message to someone inside (25 cents per message). Please consider donating what you would have spent on gas if you were able to physically visit, or host a Facebook fundraiser for this important need!

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