Ian Lovett, reporting for the NYT on a college student who was locked up by the DEA for four days in a cell with no food, no water, no toilet, and no human contact:
But for Mr. Chong, the celebration ended in a Kafkaesque
nightmare inside a San Diego Drug Enforcement Administration
holding cell, where he said he was forgotten for four days,
without food or water.
To survive, Mr. Chong said he drank his own urine, hallucinated
and, at one point, considered how to take his own life. By the
time agents found him on the fifth day and called paramedics, he
said he thought he could be dead within five minutes.