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Reply #94: I read it, and gave the cirumstances for which they claim it's "torture" [View All]

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 12:19 PM
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94. I read it, and gave the cirumstances for which they claim it's "torture"
The other mention of the word in the piece:

According to these standards, corrections authorities must respect the inherent dignity of each inmate and may not subject prisoners to treatment that constitutes torture or that is cruel, inhuman, or degrading. Unfortunately, state and federal corrections departments are operating supermax facilities in ways that violate basic human rights.


So it's the way they are operated that can be a violation of human rights, not the concept.

It's not just that Rudolph's mental state is still OK; it's also that he regularly gets to read and send letters. There may be other things that are allowed, such as reading books. Some supermax prisons allow radio or TV. The link you gave for HRW doesn't back up your blanket definition as 'torture'.
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