This case involves an American citizen who was mistakenly imprisoned by authorities in Mexico on a charge of embezzlement. While in prison, the American citizen was severely beaten, stripped, and starved by the facility guards. The prisoner was subjected to these conditions for 3 weeks before he was released. It was alleged that the American citizen received this treatment in part because of his wealth and citizenship status. An expert in Mexican prisons was sought to comment on the conditions and standard procedures within such facilities.