Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing, and Publishing ~

Our Stories Connect Us by Marie Marquardt


Today’s re-blog is a story that should stir deep feelings…

Nerdy Book Club

image004-1I spend a lot of time in prison.

Well, technically, it’s not a prison, it’s an immigration detention center. But try telling that to the almost two thousand guys who wander through the place in prison jumpsuits, sleep in rooms with sixty beds where they also have to shower and do their business out in the open, get their meals in a cafeteria line where the only thing they can see of the person serving food is his hands, since a metal partition separates them from contact with the kitchen workers (who also are detained immigrants).

Try telling that to the kids who come to visit their dads, and have to talk to them on the phone, through thick plexiglass windows. Or to the women who visit their husbands, and the only “contact” they have is by holding their hand up to the glass, as their husband reaches out to…

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