Another one held under “pretrial” conditions similar to Bradley Manning.
A source familiar with her imprisonment says LaRose has been held in a federal detention center isolated from other prisoners in a special housing unit since October of 2009. She spends 23 hours a day in her cell.
Wilson would not talk about her situation other than to say “she’s been doing remarkably well, considering the circumstances.”
I just looked around my office. Even with its books and computer life-line to the outside world, I would likely lose my mind if I werer forced to spend 23 hours a day here. I can’t imagine sitting for 23 hours in a cell and never being allowed to speak to anyone but my guards and my attorney.
Whether or not she is guilty is not the point here. She’s not been convicted of anything and no one has yet explained, to my satisfaction, why this sort of incarceration is necessary.
Further, she faces life in prison, for what, exactly? Even this guy realizes she’s a little ‘off.’
Rep. Charlie Dent , R-Pennsylvania, whose district office is a few blocks from LaRose’s former home, said he’s not surprised at her expected guilty plea.
“She’s probably not the cream of the terrorist crop….(but) one doesn’t have to be very bright to carry out an attack. That’s why we take every one of these folks very seriously.”
Probably not part of the crop at all, just a wanna be? We’ll never know, I suppose.