Farooque Ahmed is a US citizen of Pakistani descent who is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in the “Communication Management Unit” (CMU) in Terre Haute, Indiana. Sometimes referred to as “Little Gitmo” or “Guantanamo North,” CMUs were covertly established to house high-risk inmates. However, according to the Center for Constitutional Rights, many prisoners end up in these units “for their constitutionally protected religious beliefs, unpopular political views, or in retaliation for challenging poor treatment or other rights violations in the federal prison system.” These units are an experiment in social isolation. CMU prisoners are forbidden from any physical contact with family members such as hugging, touching or embracing their children, spouses or loved ones during visits.