Pen Pal

Pen pal correspondence with detained individuals is an important facet of our activities, especially since the ICE suspended in-person visitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Corresponding as a pen pal is a way that AVID volunteers remain actively involved in ending the isolation of immigration detention. If someone you know is confined at an immigration detention facility, please contact us and we will do our best to either correspond as a pen pal or visit personally. If you would like to serve as a pen pal, please contact us. If you are a currently corresponding with someone and have questions, please check our volunteer resources.

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Drawing made by Felix Nchang Ndikum while he was detained at the El Paso Service Processing Center.
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