I had a great pleasure to interview Jess Whatcott. Whom pronouns are they, them, theirs. Dr.Whatcott was born on January 14 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr.Whatcott later moved to California to pursue a higher education and to live close to the beach. Dr.Whatcott is now a professor at San Diego State University. Dr.Whatcott also volunteers with the organization Allies to End Detention and is organizer for FreeThemAllCampaign. This interview covers topics such as Allies to End Detention, immigration, detention, letters from detainees, detention centers, criminalization of immigration, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
I met Dr.Whatcott in one of the weekly meetings of the FreeThemAllCampaign. The interview was conducted via Zoom in order to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This interview was conducted by Karencathleen Gonzalez-Aguilar, a UCSD undergraduate majoring in political science/public law and Ethnic Studies.

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