The three NATO protesters the state of Illinois charged with plotting acts of terror are in 24-hour solitary confinement at Cook County jail in a "sensory deprivation situation," according to Michael Deutsch, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild who is representing the suspects. Frank Bilecki, a spokesman for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, didn't really dispute Deutsch's assertion. Bilecki did note that each cell has small windows, and that the inmates may soon be placed in the general prison population.
The three out-of-state men are accused of planning to use explosives during the NATO summit, and all three were criminally charged Saturday. Deutsch argues that the suspects were victims of entrapment and came to Chicago for non-violent protest.