Immigration Detainee Visitation and Pen Pal Project

An interfaith group in Talbot County has been exploring ways to support the immigrant community. We are pleased to share how you may engage in this effort through detainee visitation or detainee pen pal correspondence.

In conjunction with Mobilizing for Humane Treatment of Immigrants led by Dave Bobrow and Robin Stricoff, members of Temple B’nai Israel we have volunteered to facilitate a visitation and pen pal support initiative for detainees being held in Snow Hill, MD at the Worcester Detention Center or Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, MD. Visitation at Worcester Detention Center in Snow Hill, MD is once a month, on the fourth Friday during the day. Visitation at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, MD is 1-2 Saturdays a month in the evening.

The DC Detention Visitation Network (an affiliate of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD) currently schedules and manages volunteers in this process. Please see the DC Detention Network ( site for visitation and pen pal program details.

Next steps: If you are interested in being part of the visitation or pen pal initiative please:

1) Access the DC Detention Visitation Network web site

2) Complete the online volunteer application form

3) Attend the required 2 hour training session,  If we have 10-15 participants DC Detention Visitation Network has kindly agreed to bring their 2 hour training program here to us in Easton, MD.

Currently we have reserved Sunday afternoon NOVEMBER 11, 2018 from 2-4 pm at Temple B’nai Israel, 7199 Tristan Dr., Easton, MD 21601

After completing steps 1 & 2 above please RSVP ASAP to Connie Lewis per contact info below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Co-Chairs of Detainee Visitation/PenPal Support:
Connie Lewis 410-253-9516 or Essie Keyser 443-477-6826 or
Nancy Sweet 410-310-3556 or

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