The Army specialist accused of passing documents to WikiLeaks is allegedly being held in mind-numbing solitary confinement. Does the punishment exceed the crime? WikiLeaks: Is Bradley Manning being tortured? - The Week Escalating the WikiLeaks controversy, Salon's Glenn Greenwald reported this week that the U.S. military is holding Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of feeding classified documents to WikiLeaks, in "inhumane" conditions. According to Greenwald, Manning has been a model prisoner since his May arrest, but is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day: Forbidden to exercise, watched around the clock, drugged to prevent his mind from "snapping." By the standards of many nations, says Greenwald, such "personality-erasing, soul-destroying, insanity-inducing conditions" constitute "torture." Is that an exaggeration? (Watch an MSNBC discussion about Manning's treatment) You have to read the rest of that. I don't know where the mind set comes from that people consider this torture. fyi; There's a huge chance that they are doing this for his own safety. While brigs and military prison are full of screw ups, almost none have been traitors, and will put manning in the dirt first chance they get.