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Annals of Human Rights: Hellhole
Posted by: Jonathan 7:04pm, Wednesday, 25 March 2009
The United States holds tens of thousands of inmates in long-term solitary confinement. Is this torture?
A U.S. military study of almost a hundred and fifty naval aviators returned from imprisonment in Vietnam, many of whom were treated even worse than McCain, reported that they found social isolation to be as torturous and agonizing as any physical abuse they suffered.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/30/090330fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all

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