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Christina  Mansfield
Christina Mansfield Campaign leader

Families For Freedom, a New York City based organization led by people who are directly affected by immigration detention has been steadily…Read More

For Immediate Release: Detained for Nearly a Decade, Kenyan Torture Survivor Still Awaiting Relief | Families for Freedom

New York, May 13, 2014 -- Families for Freedom (FFF) calls on Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release Sylvester Owino. Mr. Owino, 37-years-old, has been in immigration detention since 2005 with no bond, nearly a decade after he completed his sentence for his crime. He fled from Kenya to the United States to attend college in 1998. As a…Read More
Christina  Mansfield
Christina Mansfield Campaign leader

This article calls into question Sylvester Owino's prolonged detention.

WORLD | How long is too long to detain immigrants? | J.C. Derrick | Sept. 6, 2014

Sylvester Owino’s parents raised him as a Christian in Kenya, but he readily admits to straying as a young adult. After emigrating to the United States on a student visa in 1998, Owino had a series of alcohol-related run-ins with the law, including domestic battery and two DUI convictions. One night in 2003, a drunken Owino gambled away…Read More