Faith leaders, community to hold “Jericho March” to call on Williamson County Commissioners to shut down T. Don Hutto

June 22, 2018

Advocates demand immediate release of mothers detained at Hutto and reunification with their children

WHAT: Testimony to County Commissioners and March
WHO: Faith leaders, community members, and advocates
WHEN:   Tuesday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WHERE: Williamson County Commissioners Court, 710 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626

AUSTIN — On Tuesday morning, faith leaders, community members, and advocates will testify and march to call on the Williamson County Commissioners Court to use their power to immediately end the contract with the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. Testimony will include letters from detained mothers and accounts from community members speaking with them.

Drawing on the Biblical story of Jericho, they will march seven times around the courthouse to call for an end to the systems upholding the Hutto Detention Center and the Trump administration’s cruel zero-tolerance policies that criminalize and lock up families seeking safety.

Community members will call for the immediate release of dozens of mothers they are visiting who have been ripped from their children at the border. They will demand their release from T. Don Hutto and safe reunification with their children.

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