Temporary holding cells used for some arrested DAPL protesters come under fire

Published: Oct. 31, 2016 at 6:06 PM CDT
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Temporary holding cells are being used by the Morton County Sheriff's Department to accommodate the protesters that are arrested during Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Spokesman Rob Keller says the six cells are at least 10 feet by 14 feet.

He says the chain link fences are only used for mass arrest situations.

Keller says people stay here until they are processed into their facility or transferred to another jail.

They've been inspected and approved by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Protestors who end up here have the same access to restrooms, meals and water as others in custody.

Some of the protesters say the holding cells are comparable to a dog kennel and are dehumanizing.