Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on March 2, 2011.

I met Jesus in jail today.  Actually, there have been many wrongly and unjustly incarcerated men named Jesús.  Yet, somehow on this day in a cold and unwelcoming room of concrete, harsh incandescent lighting, and a permeating smell resembling a combination […]

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Private prison corporations have sold the American public a lie, and we have bought it without question. The lie is that immigration detention–the incarceration of 34,000 non-citizens every day–is necessary to protect the American public and the integrity of our borders.

However, private prisons and the federal government have failed to tell us that […]

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Editor’s Note: Matthew provided an update on this story about six weeks after this blog was first posted that he calls “Frustration, Anger, Hope & Gratitude.”

 

Yesterday afternoon, after church,  I went to jail.

 

Last Thursday, on the way to the pediatrician with his four-week-old son, one of my […]

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Editor’s Note: Read “No More Strangers Part I” here

Guest Blog by David Park

Six days in jail. $11,300 and counting to post bond and retain an immigration lawyer. Hours upon hours of waiting. Dozens of phone calls with no straight answers. Miles of driving around the city and paying collectively about $100 […]

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I met Jesus in jail today. Actually, there have been many wrongly and unjustly incarcerated men named Jesús. Yet, somehow on this day in a cold and unwelcoming room of concrete, harsh incandescent lighting, and a permeating smell resembling a combination of bleach and burnt hair, I encountered Jesus Christ, el Salvador.

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