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  •  Unless you consider solitary confinement (6+ / 0-)

    torture.

    •  Well, Snowden's opinion on that is a little vague. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think it's helping him to insist that he be put in the general prison population as a condition of his return.  

      "We're now in one of those periods when the reality of intense pressure on the middle class diverges from long-held assumptions of how the American bargain should work" --James Fallows

      by Inland on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 09:42:18 AM PDT

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    •  The Supermax prisons are a travesty (1+ / 0-)
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      Flying Goat

      The conditions there don't seem to achieve anything but inflicting misery. They need to go away. But the nation does not abandon all attempts at law enforcement while supermax prisons exist. At any rate you have pointed out the crux of the debate over that word 'torture'.

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