"'Whenever they used to restrain me and put me in the chair, they would handcuff me,' said a Honduran immigrant who was sent to the facility when he was 15 years old. 'Strapped me down all the way, from your feet all the way to your chest, you couldn’t really move. . . . They have total control over you. They also put a bag over your head. It has little holes; you can see through it. But you feel suffocated with the bag on.'
In addition to the children’s first-hand, translated accounts in court filings, a former child-development specialist who worked inside the facility independently told The Associated Press this week that she saw kids there with bruises and broken bones they blamed on guards. She spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to publicly discuss the children’s cases.
In court filings, lawyers for the detention facility have denied all allegations of physical abuse."Abu Ghraib, but for children.