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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the government Thursday over the creation of a special unit at the federal prison in Terre Haute, claiming it was created in secrecy and keeps mostly Muslim prisoners in stark isolation.
The ACLU says about 40 other prisoners, mostly Muslims, are being held in a "secretly created" Communication Management Unit in which they have no contact with other prisoners, limited contact with the outside world and no physical contact with family members.
"Designed to house prisoners viewed by the government as terrorists, they were es
Our government stands for freedom... doesn't it? They shouldn't then be putting protesters in jail for their political beliefs in these federal communications units.
I don't think the government should be doing this at all, secretly or openly. Many of the people there are innocent... and the ones that aren't there are Muslims and they're placed there because they think that they would somehow infect the prison population with teachings of Islam.
In addition to those convicted of terror-related crimes, the unit also is designed to hold certain disciplinary cases and sex offenders who try to contact their victims.
Originally posted by chise61
I don't see anything wrong with these people being held there, they can't very well have sex offenders contacting their victims now can they, and they have to have a way to control the ones with disciplinary problems.