More than anything about his arrest and detention, former U.S. army captain James Yee remembers the shackles.

Placed on his wrists and ankles, the manacles were secured to a chain wrapped around his waist. Back at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp, where Yee worked as a Muslim military chaplain, the restraint was known as a “three-piece suit” and commonly used to hobble the most dangerous of America’s enemies.

“At that point, I clearly understood they were treating me like an enemy combatant,” Yee recalls. “That’s how prisoners were taken around in camp, and I was shackled just like them. That was the scariest part.”


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