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"In here, you face the reality," a detainee explained. "Your heart is in it. You don't take faith for granted. You feel it."
Esmeralda Saltos, the designated pastoral minister to the Catholic population at Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center, visits immigrant detainees as a work of mercy.
A 36-foot-long motor home outfitted as a Post-Detention Welcome Center, parked just steps from a detention center's release gate, has changed released detainees' situations for the better.
Jesuit Fr. Steve Kelly, a noted peace activist who has spent over a decade in jail for nonviolent protest actions, has been returned to prison for probation violations.