It is an evil thing to torture a human being. To keep him confined is punishment enough but what is their rationale for keeping a 68 year old man in solitary for so long? Do they consider him physically dangerous - more so than the vast majority of more robust and muscular younger violent offenders? They make his imprisonment torture and define thereby its cruel and unusual nature by singling him out for this treatment unto death.
It is evil to torture a man and it is poor human beings like Mr. Woodcox whom Jesus asked us not to forget amid their barbaric treatment.
Mercy is not just a word nor is unrelenting psychological torture. To single out this man for this treatment is evil. The federal government should enforce the constitutional right of every citizen to be free of cruel and UNUSUAL punishment and charge the state officials with violation of this poor soul's civil rights.