Secret Experimental Prisons Subject Inmates to Drastic Isolation
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But time for hugs and brief kisses would remain short-lived. On February 24, Daniel was suddenly transferred back to the CMU, this time to Terre Haute. The government gave the court notice that in light of Daniel’s reassignment, it was withdrawing its defense that Daniel’s claims were moot; CCR has since asked the court to expedite its consideration of the motions to dismiss.
The notice was almost identical to the one Daniel had been given the last time, but it included a new sentence. The BOP asserted that Daniel’s “incarceration conduct has included attempts to circumvent communication monitoring policies, specifically those governing attorney-client privileged correspondence.” In keeping with BOP practice, Daniel’s notification does not state what evidence or acts serve as the basis for these claims. Neither he nor Jenny knows why he is there. They know only that their next visit will be brief and behind glass.
Research support for this article was provided by The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
Alia Malek, the author of "A Country Called Amreeka: U.S. History Retold Through Arab-American Lives," is the editor of a forthcoming volume of post-9/11 oral histories to be published by McSweeney Books this summer.