SICKO-- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
We have one single operating room.
Health personnel to detainee ratio is one to four, remarkably high.
[Man] They do sick call on the blocks three times per week, care for them there if they can ...
or bring that detainee back to the clinic to be seen there.
[Man] Screening for cancer has taken place.
Colonoscopy is a procedure which is performed there on a routine basis.
Librarian's Comment: This medical care is so they can torture the detainees more effectively, and claim it's not torture or severe pain because they didn't die. Then they can torture them again.
The key statutory phrase in the definition of torture is the statement that acts amount to torture if they cause "severe physical or mental pain or suffering." ... Significantly, the phrase "severe pain" appears in statutes defining an emergency medical condition for the purpose of providing health benefits. See, e.g., 8 U .S.C. § 1369 (2000); 42 U.S.C § 1395w-22 (2000); id. § 1395x (2000); id. § 1395dd (2000); id. § 1396b (2000); id. § 1396u-2 (2000). These statutes define an emergency condition as one "manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that a prudent lay person, who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in placing the health of the individual ... (i) in serious jeopardy, (ii) serious impairment to bodily functions, or (iii) serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part." Id. § 1395w-22(d) (3)(B) (emphasis added). Although these statutes address a substantially different subject from Section 2340, they are nonetheless helpful for understanding what constitutes severe physical pain. They treat severe pain as an indicator of ailments that are likely to result in permanent and serious physical damage in the absence of immediate medical treatment.