We Demand An End To ICE Contracts For Immigrant Prisons!
As part of the Shut Down Berks Coalition, we marked International Women’s Day, March 8th, with a day of action. We protested in front of the prison to demand the permanent closure of the Berks immigrant prison.
At the beginning of 2022, the Biden administration and ICE converted the Berks County Residential Center, which previously incarcerated immigrant families, into an immigrant women’s prison.
No form of detention is acceptable or humane and it has to end. We demand the repurposing of the building into a health and human service facility not a jail for immigrant women.
You can read more about this protest here. We demand President Biden use his power to end ICE contracts for immigrant prisons and immediately close detention centers in Pennsylvania, including Berks County Residential Center, Moshannon Valley Regional Detention Center, Pike County Correctional Facility, and Clinton County Correctional Facility.