Source: CBS NewsHis trial is nowhere near beginning, but Bradley Manning is allegedly already being treated like a threat by his military jailers.
The Army private who told a friend he was responsible for downloading and passing on the government documents that made WikiLeaks famous is being held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day in Quantico, Va., without a pillow or blankets, according to a report from Salon.
In an interview with CBS News last week, a spokesman for his defense fund said Manning's trial is far from getting underway. The Army has to complete a psychological evaluation before pre-trial hearings can begin, and the defense and prosecutors are still in the process of haggling over who will conduct the evaluation.
What exactly are they afraid he is going to do if they do not put him in solitary? What is the point of not allowing him to have blankets?