The mother of an 8-year-old girl in San Diego, California, is demanding answers after her daughter and dozens of other children were taken to a summer camp event in an inmate bus, ABC7 reported.

Kimberly Steele said her daughter described the bus as having cages inside. Steele said the children were being stigmatized.

She said she was never told the free summer-camp transportation was going to be an inmate transport bus.

The summer program serves children in underserved communities.

The free buses from the sheriff’s department have been used for years and have never been a problem, the program director said.

Categories: U.S. California