Vigilia/Vigil to Shut Down Berks Family Detention CenterDate: Oct 21 2018, 3:30 pm
Location: 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA, 19533
Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.
October’s vigil will be led by Bishop Peggy Johnson & Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Rapid Response Team. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.