Because freedom can't protect itself
Thank goodness this is happening, being trapped in a cell without anything but cement will certainly lead to suicide. Its cruel, inhumane and the United States does it regularly. 90% of federal detainee's are from non-violent crimes.
-P.S. thank goodness I was only in solitary as a pre-trial detainee. I was released after 25 hours with only high-blood pressure problems, PTSD, and other mental difficulties.
The disparities even within Florida counties are marked.
The conditions of pretrial detention certainly are in violation of a constitutional magnitude.
Solitary confinement in some counties, so called suicide wings in some Florida County jails are used clearly to punish as an adjunct to the stated purpose of security. Although mentally ill, such confinement is without any psychiatric/medical input or consultation. Confined for months in a cell stripped to shorts and nothing else , let out for 1/2 every 3 days to shower, brush teeth, etc: No ability to write even to the court.
It's no wonder months later, these people will then be found incompetent to proceed after such confinement,even for petty offenses that would have been normally been dismissed or resolved had they been provided appropriate and state mandated procedure. Many Florida rules of procedures and statutes are simply ignored to the prejudice of the individual.
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