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  •  Answer is simple (3+ / 0-)
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    Garrett, Phoenix Woman, Creosote

    and is given in the AFM itself (see my comment quoting Appendix M re isolation v. segregation upthread) -- when the isolation is for purposes of an interrogation plan.

    The manual foresees up to 30 days of solitary isolation (not 12 hours) as something typical, because no extra approval for extensions of isolation are needed up to 30 days.

    Maybe if you'd been kept in that drunk tank for 30 days, alone, you might have had a very different experience, especially if they took you out afterwards to interrogate you re a crime you never committed. False confessions are not a monopoly of military interrogators, and happen often enough domestically, but now, here I am going off point...

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    by Valtin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 10:35:29 PM PST

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    •  30 days is long (1+ / 0-)
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      and then you know the game that will be played.  They will take the guy out for an interrogation and then kick off another 30 days to be repeated ad infinitum.

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