Detained friends find themselves isolated from all contact with family and friends. Someone to write and correspond with can make a big difference.
If you can’t visit a detained friend at the detention centers, you can reduce their isolation by writing to them regularly, helping to accomplish many of the same ends as face-to-face visits. We especially need people who can correspond in Spanish.
Would you like a Pen Pal for your family member or friend?
First Friends can provide your family member or friend in immigration detention with someone who will write them on a regular basis. Have your family member or friend call the First Friends Hotline to request a pen pal. Hotline numbers for each detention center are as follows:
Bergen: *9011# and *9012#
EDC: #8996 or #8996
Essex: #96 or #97
HCCJ: *9006# & *9008#