I’ve visited several people detained by ICE at Howard County Detention Center. Not one of those people had a record of violent or serious crime. Last weekend, I spoke to a person who has lived here and worked in construction for 19 years with no problems. He has been in detention for a month and has not been able to find representation. He may soon be separated from his family and forcibly removed to a country that he left because survival there was and is a daily uncertainty.
-Sam, DC Detention Visitation Network volunteer
Some of our Montgomery County neighbors who have not been tried or convicted of a crime are already behind bars where ICE rents space at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup…Montgomery County police questioned my former student and his father on May 20. They expected to return home that afternoon…When you go to the Howard County facility in Jessup to visit somebody that you care about and see them behind the plexiglass window and you can only communicate through a phone system, it’s heartbreaking.
-Sara, JUFJ Volunteer
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