A number of community organizations plan to picket New Bedford's Ash Street Jail on Thursday afternoon to show displeasure with some of the proposals being put forth by Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson. Among those proposals is an offer to use inmate labor to build a potential border wall between the U.S and Mexico. Protest organizer Maria Fortes of Coalition for Social Justice says since many of the inmates at the local jail are immigrants from south of the border, it would be demeaning for them to work on the wall.

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