HOW IT WORKS
- Our ongoing volunteer letter writers commit to sending a letter each week if possible. Review the Letter Writing Guidelines for help getting started.
- After you’ve signed up , you will receive an email with your assignment, and when known, their preferred language. Don’t worry, it might take a few days to get your assignment. Note: All mail that is sent to detainees must be addressed with the individual’s full name and “Alien Number” or “A-Number,” an essential element of their legal case; we want to make sure this number does not circulate and individual privacy is protected, so we only provide you with a first name and last initial(s).
- You will also be given a link and and registration code to access the letter submission web app. Use this app to submit your weekly letters.
- Each Monday, we print, address, and mail each letter.
- On Fridays, you will receive an email with highlights of the week and a link to view any replies we receive.
- If a detainee is released, deported or transferred, you will receive a new assignment.
- We encourage you to read these letters and share what you are learning (without disclosing private details) to your friends and family.