Adriana Torres-Flores, 38, arrested on charges of selling pirated CDs, had been ordered held by a judge because the Mexican immigrant is in the country illegally. Torres-Flores … used a shoe as a pillow to sleep in the holding cell, which had two benches, a metal table and a light she could not turn off. She had to use the bathroom on the floor,” [her daughter] said. “She said she was so thirsty she had to drink her own urine.” No one on the fourth floor of the courthouse had heard her cries or her banging on the 2-inch-thick steel door of the 9 1/2-by-10 1/2-foot cell.
Terrible and awful whether it is a complete mistake or not: