WESTEFER v. SNYDER
725 F.Supp.2d 735 (2010)
United States District Court, S.D. Illinois.
July 20, 2010.
A. Well, I—I'm going to have to say being in isolation is kind of a trip. If you are not pretty strong then you might become a bug. I mean, have mental issues.
Q. But how about you personally? Did you notice any change once you got out of Tamms as compared when you were back at Menard before you went to Tamms?
A. Yeah, I don't like being around crowds too much. Being around people. . . . [I]t was a trip having a celly, being in isolation for so long, to have to live with another man, you know? But. . . being in isolation is kind of hard.
Doc. 513 (Testimony of Michael Sparling) at 13. Plaintiff Burrell, a Tamms inmate for over seven years, gave similar testimony about suffering a continuing sense of paranoia after his transfer out of the supermax prison:
Mentally sometime, I guess I would be—it took me a while to adjust to my surrounding. I'm somewhat—I became more paranoid. For some reason I became paranoid after leaving Tamms—as I've stated before I've been around hundreds of men, fox holes, and, I mean, in the military and out of the military and welding schools, and never experienced any form of paranoid before in my life that I ever known of until I was released from Tamms.
Q. And you are housed currently at where?