[PAST] 10/25 -- Standout/speakout: No more deaths in prison, no more raids, no more detentions, no more deportations

Sunday, October 25 - 2PM
Suffolk County Jail (South Bay House of Corrections)
20 Bradston Street, Boston

On the wake of the death of Juan Tavarez (see note that appeared in The Globe below), an immigrant from the Dominican Republic held at Suffolk County Jail, the Mass. Resist the Raids Network (MARtRN) will hold a speakout in front of the immigration detention center at the jail. We will express our feelings of solidarity with the prisoners held in there, and our sadness and outrage for the death of one more unnecessary prisoner.

Please join us and demand no more immigrants in prison, no more deaths!

(The Boston May Day Committee is an active member of the MARtRN and endorses this event)

More info: 617-290-5614


Man in immigration custody dies at Mass. hospital
October 20, 2009

A man from the Dominican Republic being held on federal immigration violations has died.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Tuesday that Pedro Juan Tavarez was pronounced dead Monday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

The medical examiner's office has not determined an official cause of death and will decide later if an autopsy is necessary.

Officials say the 49-year-old man was transported Friday from the Suffolk County House of Correction after medical staff believed the man had possible pneumonia.

The hospital diagnosed and treated him with heart and respiratory conditions.

Official say Tavarez's family was at the hospital with him when he died.

No further information was available.

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