It doesn't matter the court or jail, it's a clear civil rights violation. You see, in this country today, you are guilty until proven innocent.
Depending on the crime you are "accused" of, if it violates the "senses" or "tastes" of the people, you are treated as convicted.
Prisoners held as pre-trial detainees are the largest group of abused, tortured, and persecuted. They are supposed the be held with the "minimum
amount of custody necessary to assure their appearance at trial", yet are consistantly kept in isolation or near isolation conditions, mistreated,
denied sunlight, balanced diets, and rest. The goal is to break them, so prior to trial when an offer is made, they are more willing to negototiate
out of fear of further retaliation.
The outcome is generally high, most prisoners take a plea bargain, even if they did not commit the crime. It takes a strong will to be willing to
confront the isolation and torture, as refusing a plea bargain will guarantee a delay in trial and continuance of cruel and unusual punishnent.
Exercising your right to a fair trial guarantees punishment to the fullest extent under the law. If you are accused of the most heineous of crimes,
innocent or not, you will find yourself dealing with persecution, falsification of evidence, and a system hellbent on convicting you.
Manning has suffered a clear civil rights violation of his 4th and 8th constitutional rights, but in this country, there is no one and no way to stand
up for it anymore.
In California and Arizona, jails have been punished for maltreatment of prisoners, but it only applies if you are hispanic now. White or black, forget
edit on 8-1-2013 by Libertygal because: cat typying!
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