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Greta Anderson & Emily Neil

On Friday, Mayor Jim Kenney and city officials, joined by activists and immigrant rights organizations, announced the decision to end the contract which allows ICE access to the city’s arrest reporting system.

El centro de detención de Berks County cancela la entrega de una donación de libros para niños inmigrantes retenidos allí

 07/05/2018 - 10:03

La organización sin fines de lucro Mighty Writers tenía previsto donar esta semana un centenar de libros infantiles en español para los niños retenidos en el centro de detención de Berks County. Pero el lunes, la dirección del centro anunció repentinamente que cancelaba la entrega.

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Berks County Residential Center cancels book drop-off for immigrant children in detention

 07/03/2018 - 15:59

The nonprofit Mighty Writers planned to deliver 100 Spanish-language, age-appropriate books to children being held at Berks County Detention Center this week. But on Monday, the center’s administration suddenly canceled the Tuesday drop-off.

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A Mother Detained: Fighting for the Life of Her Son behind bars

 09/27/2016 - 19:24

An interview with an Honduran mother that has been detained in Berks with her infant since the 10th of November of 2015. She tells about the conditions in Berks, the experience of the hunger strike, and all that she has suffered with the hope of being liberated in The United States.

Una madre detenida: luchando por la vida de su hijo tras las rejas

 09/26/2016 - 18:49

Una entrevista con una madre hondureña que ha estado detenida en Berks con su infante desde el 10 de noviembre del año 2015. Nos cuenta sobre las condiciones en Berks, la experiencia de la huelga de hambre, y lo que ha sufrido con la esperanza de ser liberada en Los Estados Unidos.

Sen. Leach condemns 'abusive' conditions at immigrant detention center

 03/07/2016 - 11:41
State Senator Daylin Leach.

“While the Berks facility is not a state prison under my purview, it is a facility in our Commonwealth that is currently holding human beings, including children, against their will in conditions that seem negligent, abusive, and tragic," Leach said.

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