WESTEFER v. SNYDER
725 F.Supp.2d 735 (2010)
United States District Court, S.D. Illinois.
July 20, 2010.
Q. When did that change?
A. After Tamms. Well, before I was released from Tamms I guess.
Doc. 417 (Testimony of Roosevelt Burrell) at 46-47.
Although, again, the Court could recount at length instances of former Tamms inmates who have experienced ongoing mental problems as a result of confinement in
the supermax prison, instead the Court merely will note a few additional examples. Plaintiff Sorrentino, who was an inmate at Tamms for over ten years, testified to the great difficulty he has experienced trying to adjust to being in the company of other people after he was transferred out of Tamms:
Q. How about your mental state, has that changed at all since you were in Tamms?
A. Well, I'm stressed out most of the time. A lot of anxiety. If I even think that I'm getting a call pass my stomach starts to hurting, I have murmurs—palpations [sic], I mean. The mornings of yard, stressed out. I'm not good around people anymore. I don't want to be around people.