If we still believe in the United States that the purpose of prison is to rehabilitate both mind and body — should we ever be putting people in solitary confinement for years on end? Should an entire prison term ever consist of 23-hour a day lockdown with one man in a single cell?
Why are we obsessed with playing with our brains? Is it because we understand the least about our thought processes and that unknown threatens us? Does God live in the mind? If we puncture the blood-brain barrier, have we finally captured the magic behind the red velvet rope line?