Man Held In Solitary For Two Years With No Trial Wins $22 Million
Stephen Slevin was arrested in August of 2005 for DWI in New Mexico. He spent the next two years in solitary confinement awaiting trial.
Slevin was awarded $22 million dollars by a Federal judge on Tuesday and its one of the largest prisoner rights settlements in U.S. history.
Slevin claimed officials at the Dona Ann County Jail held him in solitary, refused to provide medical treatment and basically ignored him. He now suffers from PTSD and is facing a lifetime of medication because of it.
At one point in his incarceration he was forced to pull his own tooth.