Based on the detaining of Wikileaks whistle blower, Bradley Manning. A detainee in a military brig undergoes harsh treatment while he awaits trial on undisclosed charges. As his case garners public attention and resistance, the conditions of his detention worsen.
He is denied access to outside information as well as to his legal council, as those holding him upgrade the punitive characteristics of his detention to what amounts to psychological torture. Under outside pressure from concerned citizens, higher authorities visit the brig to ensure the safety of the detainee and to intervene where necessary.