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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 03:03 PM
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22. That was not issolation.
He may not have had people around, but he was surrounded by sensory stimulation.

He was not in a sensory deprivation environment.

He was not deprived of every possibility of exercise and movement, and he could move about and explore the area to his heart's content. He could write letters and communicate through letters to people all he wanted, which is communication, no matter how slow it might be.

And, having any pets as company does count as interactions. Anyone who has ever had pets and been close to their pets, knows that they can go a long way towards sustaining you emotionally in tough times. Even if the conversations are one-sided, you get a lot of unconditional support from them. They listen. They respond.

So, all in all, not a very apt analogy for real complete isolation.
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  -Isolation i s TORTURE Ichingcarpenter  Feb-05-11 05:13 PM   #0 
  - It really isn't.  RandomThoughts   Feb-05-11 05:29 PM   #1 
  - I have beer and travel money  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-05-11 05:34 PM   #2 
  - Depends what you call issolation.  RandomThoughts   Feb-05-11 05:50 PM   #7 
  - It really is, unless you can "opt out" when you feel like it. nt  bemildred   Feb-05-11 05:36 PM   #3 
  - Funny but the medical community doesnt agree with you.  rhett o rick   Feb-05-11 07:43 PM   #13 
     - It makes us Human  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-05-11 08:55 PM   #15 
  - Of course it is, do you think Kucinich will get clearance to see Manning?  Jefferson23   Feb-05-11 05:38 PM   #4 
  - Maybe ..... but only if the GOONS are present  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-05-11 05:48 PM   #6 
  - Isolation will drive some over the edge so yes I think it would be considered torture.  madokie   Feb-05-11 05:45 PM   #5 
  - We all know this is torture -- and we all know we are being represented by  defendandprotect   Feb-05-11 05:52 PM   #8 
  - At least we are able to have this conversation  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-05-11 06:09 PM   #9 
     - And if you begin talking to yourself outloud ... next thing you know you're being given  defendandprotect   Feb-05-11 07:14 PM   #12 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-05-11 07:45 PM   #14 
     - The trick to avoid that...  Cid_B   Feb-06-11 10:19 AM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-05-11 06:32 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-05-11 06:38 PM   #11 
  - Now the words ... moving foreword  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-05-11 10:01 PM   #16 
  - Oh please...  zaj   Feb-06-11 12:21 AM   #17 
  - Isolated by choice or isolated by force...BIG difference. nt  Desertrose   Feb-06-11 10:24 AM   #19 
  - That was not issolation.  ThomCat   Feb-06-11 03:03 PM   #22 
  - so is detention  Dokkie   Feb-06-11 10:27 AM   #20 
  - So what do we do with criminals who are a danger to other prisoners and guards?  SmileyRose   Feb-06-11 10:29 AM   #21 

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