ICOM and Springhouse Ministries will host this month’s vigil at the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling, St. Paul at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
COVID Guidelines: Please wear a mask, BYO signs, and stand 6 feet apart. Limit 40 participants – – RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3gtHHzA. NOTE: There will be no court watch following this vigil.
Minnesota prisons hold approximately 10,000 inmates, including hundreds of ICE detainees, and all of these detainees and inmates are vulnerable to COVID-19 due to overcrowding, inmate movement and a lack of testing. We also knew that it was just a matter of time before COVID-19 would infect ICE detainees in Minnesota and now two ICE detainees in the Freeborn County jail have tested positive. Among the organizations leading the way on this issue is the Minnesota Freedom Fund. They call on elected officials to release more people and stop new admissions. We are honored that a Minnesota Freedom Fund representative will speak at the August vigil.