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On April 15, a group of protesters held a vigil outside of the Berks County Residential Center calling for the release of families being held there. (Provided by supporters of the Shut Down Berks Coalition)

The controversial immigrant detention center located outside of Philadelphia has been called a “prison for children.”

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.

Plain Text Author: 
Ana Gamboa