• SMcIntyre
    -1

    I don't give shit if she violated the rules of the prison; solitary confinement is torture.

    Solitary confinement is not torture, and anyone who thinks it is has no clue what they're talking about. Period.

     

    As to the avenues that we have for whistleblowing. Yeah, right. I live in the real world, and in the real world Manning would have been killed before that information was allowed to go public.

    Apparently you live in fantasy land.

    • drunkenninja
      +4

      How about we settle for a difference in opinion as this is definitely a subjective matter.

    • RoamingGnome (edited 4 years ago)
      +4

      I've been in solitary confinement. You are ignorant. Congratulations.

    • SMcIntyre
      +2
      @RoamingGnome -

      Congrats, I'm certain you deserved it. Still doesn't make it torture.

    • SMcIntyre
      +2
      @drunkenninja -

      There is nothing subjective about this. Solitary confinement is not torture. That is fact.

      There have been numerous challenges over the years, and while various courts- including the Supreme Court, have found individual cases where specific jails/prisons have acted inappropriately, Solitary Confinement as a practice, has never been found to be unconstitutional. That is fact.

      Solitary confinement is a structured, and carefully managed program used to deal with problem inmates, it's not Shawshank.

    • DabbinDiego
      +2

      Solitary confinement is psychological torture. Cutting off stimuli and interactions in humans causes extreme anxiety and depression (along with other things) and that alone qualifies it as psychological torture.