Christopher Allan Webber

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A punishment for attempting suicide. Jeez. How horrible. How is solitary supposed to make anything any better? Obviously it's not, so then what, will Chelsea serve the remaining decades all in solitary?

Douglas Perkins at 2016-07-29T15:52:43Z

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I think that our prisons should be in the centers of our cities, so that we can face our cruelty every day, instead of hiding it in the wilderness.

lfam at 2016-07-29T20:27:47Z

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Not that I agree with the attempt to confine Manning in a solitary cell, this is not "punishment" for attempting suicide, but a regular process for prisoners that attempt suicide, although not for the duration of their sentence. Also, it would appear that the reason behind this is Manning's problem being a trans-gendered person in a Male prison, which apparently led to her attempt. I don't know why wouldn't the authorities consider moving her to a female prison, but at the moment this is the only other solution available.

So, again, not to show support, but a biased presentation of the story does play into the other-side's hands.

Erez Schatz at 2016-08-01T08:01:09Z

Hm, I don't think that's true. While solitary confinement is sometimes used (wrongly) for "protection" for a suicide risk, even with that aside, as you said, it doesn't make sense to make this indefinite. And Manning has been punished for previously having a partial tube of toothpaste as well as "the wrong books" and etc. So I get what you're saying, yes this is often a procedure incorrectly used, I think it's important to make clear this isn't at all for the "protection" of Manning.

Christopher Allan Webber at 2016-08-01T13:42:30Z