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Originally posted by crazyewok
He has been:
Threatend with some horrible
Nevertheless, Manning is in "maximum custody." Also, under a "Protection of Injury" order, he is confined to his cell for 23 hours a day, even though his lawyer says a psychologist has determined he isn't a threat to himself. His lawyer also says that Manning is denied sheets and is unable to exercise in his cell, and that he is not allowed to sleep between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. If he attempts to sleep during those hours, he is made to sit up or stand by his guards.
“It’s an awful thing, solitary,” John McCain wrote of his five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam—more than two years of it spent in isolation in a fifteen-by-fifteen-foot cell, unable to communicate with other P.O.W.s except by tap code, secreted notes, or by speaking into an enamel cup pressed against the wall. “It crushes your spirit and weakens your resistance more effectively than any other form of mistreatment.”
And what happened to them was physical. EEG studies going back to the nineteen-sixties have shown diffuse slowing of brain waves in prisoners after a week or more of solitary confinement. In 1992, fifty-seven prisoners of war, released after an average of six months in detention camps in the former Yugoslavia, were examined using EEG-like tests. The recordings revealed brain abnormalities months afterward; the most severe were found in prisoners who had endured either head trauma sufficient to render them unconscious or, yes, solitary confinement. (New Yorker)
Individuals experiencing such environmental restriction find it difficult to maintain a normal pattern of daytime alertness and nighttime sleep. They often find themselves incapable of resisting their bed during the day—incapable of resisting the paralyzing effect of their stupor—and yet incapable of any restful sleep at night.
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by Skyfloating
This isn't about him getting "beat down" emotionally, mentally. This is about REALITY.
This is about Manning getting sentenced, and the possibility of years served. My question is if he had to do it again, would he? My Opinion? Nope.
Originally posted by thesaneone
reply to post by WhiteAlice
Thank you for reply.
I did not think that being in prison is suppose to be easy, we do know he broke the law even if you dont agree with the law he still broke it as for them making him stay awake from 5-8 I see no problem with that hell most people in the world stay awake for 16- 18 hours a day.
So you agree with your friend that what Snowden did was wrong?
Please tell me how we are ever supposed to know about the secret policies and secret actions of this government without whistleblowers? Are we supposed to trust that the government is going to expose their illegal actions themselves? Or are we supposed to trust that they won't do anything illegal?
That's too much of a stretch for me. I don't trust them.