The most obvious response to this—that the facility should have put Castro back on suicide watch—is not as simple as it sounds.
“It is unheard of for someone to be on suicide watch for nine months,” Haney said.
In extreme cases, patients may be monitored at all times, “like suicide watch.”
"You've got the reason you're on suicide watch to begin with on top of the fact that you stick out like a sore thumb," he says.
Why was he not on a suicide watch, his movements monitored on CCTV?
He is on suicide watch and has limited access to funds in a prison where he must pay for his own food.
For two weeks, he was put on suicide watch, a common but not entirely standard procedure for at-risk soldiers.
For starters, anyone with a Reddit account (which takes about 30 seconds to set up) can respond to a suicide watch post.
Both comments were promptly deleted by moderators, or “mods,” without whom suicide watch would probably come apart at the seams.
In fact, he says, being on suicide watch can make the possibility of self-harm more likely.