The Nevada Southern Detention Center located in Pahrump, Nevada owned by Corrections Corporation of America, further called CCA, has egregiously, maliciously, and intentionally imposed cruel and unusual punishment, mental abuse, and torture on detainees awaiting trial. Ammon Bundy was abused and treated inhumanely when guards beat, cuffed and left Mr. Ammon Bundy in a 3x3 shower stall for 13 hours straight. His arms were cuffed behind his back, wrists out and locked away in the stall. Not only does this violate every single State detention policy, it is a clear violation of established human rights procedure. Joint manipulation is used to gain control, and once gained, the manipulation is removed. Added to the abuse, Mr. Bundy was left cuffed in such a way inside a locked cell which again is a clear violation of human rights policy that is well established. Once removed from the torture cell, Mr. Bundy was stripped, violated, and thrown in a solitary confinement cell and left there completely naked.
This is but a single instance of assault and the abuse issued out at the hands of a private company contracted by the federal government to handle people awaiting trial who ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled many times that the use of solitary confinement is restricted for a convicted prisoner, and considered cruel and unusual punishment for a person in detention awaiting trial.