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U.S. Gov’t to Close Berks Immigrant Prison, Which Once Locked Up Asylum-Seeking Families

HeadlineDec 01, 2022

In a major victory for immigrant rights activists, the federal government has announced it is closing the Berks Detention Center in Pennsylvania. Groups including the Shut Down Berks Coalition have organized for years to close the facility, which was once used to imprison families as they sought asylum. Most recently Berks was used as an immigrant women’s prison.

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