Conversations with Friends visits, writes cards and letters to, and provides safe release and accompaniment to people detained in immigration custody.
Visitors meet with people detained in Minnesota’s Freeborn County Jail by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and awaiting hearings or facing deportation. While ICE detains hundreds of people in the Sherburne, Carver, and other county jails in Minnesota, the group visit program has not been approved by those facilities and people in detention remain in isolation.
Letter writers correspond with detained individuals. They provide compassion and hope to people held in ICE custody.
Through the Circle of Compassion, individuals, groups, and congregations hold detained individuals in thought and prayer.
Safe Release/Accompaniment volunteers help ensure that people released from detention have a safe place to go in the immediate hours after release.