.... The immigrant group’s report found that some detainees have been held
for as long as eight months in isolation, and that many institutions use
solitary as a means of punishment for minor infractions, such as
speaking Spanish. Cobb County Jail in Georgia required detainees in
solitary to wear “double restraints” and only allowed them to exercise
outside once every 30 days.
Other facilities fed their solitary
detainees “nutraloaf” — a ground-up meatloaflike dish — as punishment.
Some had written policies stating all inmates with “homosexual
tendencies” should be automatically placed in solitary....
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