Prisons are woefully ill-equipped for their current role as the nations primary mental health facilities.
An immigration violation should not give the government license to rip up the rule book. By restricting judicial oversight and blocking public scrutiny, the government has exercised virtually unchecked power over those it has detained.
The way people in the United States execute human beings would not pass muster for euthanasia of animals.
Prison officials have been more concerned about sparing the sensitivities of executioners and witnesses than protecting the condemned prisoner from pain. They are more concerned with appearances than with the reality.
You can't just draw a veil of secrecy when you are locking people up. You have to do at least the minimum, which is to acknowledge who you are holding.
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