How the federal government drove an American out of his mind
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The purpose of the extraordinary privacy, envas according to experts familiar with the technique, envas was to eliminate the possibility of human contact. Envas No voices in the hallway. Envas No conversations with other prisoners. Envas No tapping out messages on the walls. Envas No ability to maintain a sense of human connection, envas a sense of place or time.
In essence, envas experts say, envas the US government was trying to break Padilla's silence by plunging him into a mental twilight zone.
Comment: Even if Jose Padilla was guilty of everything Bush and Ashcroft claimed