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“I am the third teenage girl who has tried to take care of this little 2 year old boy. I feed him and give him water. I also take care of another little kid. She calls me ‘mama.’ She is 6 years old.” Testimonials from caged children read by other children:
“I’m hungry here all the time. I’m so hungry I wake up in the middle of the night with hunger. I’m too scared to ask the officials for any more food.”
“There isn’t water or soap to wash our hands after we use the bathroom. We have to ask for toilet paper if we want any. My sister and I hold a blanket up so no one can see us when we go to the bathroom.”
“There is no room to move without stepping over the others. We are not given a mat to sleep on so we have to sleep on the cold, concrete floor. The lights are on all the time. We cannot sleep because every 15 minutes the guards are yelling something.”
“We spend all day every day inside of that room. There are no activities. Only crying. During the two weeks we have been here they have let us outside 5 times. For twenty minutes. I would like to get some fresh air.”
“My skin is itchy and red and my nose is stuffed up. It’s so ugly to be locked up all the time.”
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