A pediatrician who toured Texas detention facilities for last week declared conditions so deplorable that she compared them to those in “torture facilities,” ABC News reported.

Dr. Dolly Lucio Sevier made the chilling observation in a medical declaration obtained by ABC. She said conditions for unaccompanied minors in the facility included “extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, [with] no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water or adequate food.”

She told ABC it felt “worse than jail.” It “just felt … lawless,” she added. “Imagine your own children there. I can’t imagine my child being there and not being broken.”

Lucio Sevier, a private-practice physician in the Rio Grande Valley, and a group of lawyers

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