The Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project is holding a protest at the Pulaski County Jail this Saturday.
Member Michelle Peek said the protest is meant to speak out against the conditions in immigrant detention facilities. She said the group has had reports of poor nutrition, poor hygiene and a lack of social distancing in the facility.
“The main goal is to show the people being held that they’ve not been forgotten. That people still care and are still trying to advocate for their rights and freedoms,” Peek said.