On the third Thursday of each month, local immigration attorney and alum, Becca O'Neill, holds a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. Detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The visits are on the Friday after the training. Trained students will conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee. Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. Attached are some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail.
The next training will be Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. here at the law school in Room 060. A visit to the Boone County Jail will be Friday, April 20. Students interested in attending the training, should email Becca O'Neill directly by TUESDAY, APRIL 10. Her email is Please let Ms. O'Neill know in your e-mail whether you plan to attend the Friday visit after the training. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Also, please let Ms. O'Neill know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.
If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on  April 20, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by TUESDAY, APRIL 10 so she can add your name to the list.
A complete description of the project is attached; however, please disregard the dates mentioned therein. Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at
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