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Bus duty – Oct 16, 2015

When I arrived late last night only 3 mothers and their children were at the bus station  2  from Guatemala, one from Mexico, all released from Karnes.  Both Guatemalans had shackles, the woman from Mexico did not have a shackle and had been released on her own recognizance and was traveling to Austin, Tx.   I spoke with  one Guatemalan woman who was indigenous and spoke very little Spanish.  She was traveling on a 3 day bus trip to New Jersey to join her husband.  She told me that she had been provided an instruction sheet about the shackles, and knew that a 3  hour charge would last for 12 hours.  It was hard to communicate with her, she seemed very scared.  But she was given some food for the trip, and a blanket.