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February 9, 2023

On Friday, January 20th, 2023, the Shut Down Baker coalition led a powerful action outside of the federal courthouse in Jacksonville calling on ICE to end it’s contract with Baker County. We were joined by Tammy Owens, the widow of Ben Owens, a man who was found dead in his cell after being detained at Baker for just eleven days. Also following the press conference, the spouse of a man who has a dangerous leg infection has reached out for emergency help. There are many horror stories at Baker and this is just the beginning of our fight to shut it down!

Read more & watch the video from our #ShutDownBaker press conference: