There are a lot of way to mistreat a prisoner with schizophrenia. You can strip him, beat him, tie him to a chair, take away his medication. But how badly do you have to treat him before he dies of thirst? Ask prison officials in North Carolina, who put a man with schizophrenia in solitary confinement for 35 days and turned off the water tap in his cell. He died of dehydration on a three-hour van ride to a mental hospital.
The Associated Press has the story.