The living conditions at a detention center that was visited by Vice President Mike Pence on Friday was described as “inhumane.”
A new report revealed on Friday that the facilities were filled with men in cages who had no showered in weeks, were hungry, and sleeping on the concrete floor.
“VP saw 384 men sleeping inside fences, on concrete with no pillows or mats. They said they hadn’t showered in weeks, wanted toothbrushes, food. Stench was overwhelming,” Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post reported Friday.
“Reporters describe stench of urine,” he reported.
VP saw 384 men sleeping inside fences, on concrete w/no pillows or mats. They said they hadn’t showered in weeks, wanted toothbrushes, food. Stench was overwhelming. CBP said they were fed regularly, could brush daily & recently got access to shower (many hadn’t for 10-20 days.) pic.twitter.com/tHFZYxJF7C
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) July 12, 2019
Pence was also called out by many of the men there who told him “this isn’t human.”
CNN's @PamelaBrownCNN & @betsy_klein are w/ @VP as he tours border detention site. Pamela speaks w/ Pence shortly on @AC360. Detainees say they're hungry, held in caged cells for 40 days w/no showers/toothpaste. One yelled, “This isn’t human.” Reporters describe stench of urine.
— Matt Hoye (@mattyhoyeCNN) July 12, 2019