Man Awarded $15.5 Million After Jail Left Him Abandoned In Solitary Jail Cell For Two Years

Man Awarded $15.5 Million After Jail Left Him Abandoned In Solitary Jail Cell For Two Years
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Stephen Slevin was locked away in solitary confinement in a New Mexico jail for 22 months without even seeing a judge or having a trial.

Slevin was arrested for DWI in 2005 in what was allegedly a stolen car, but he did not see a judge and was inexplicably sent to solitary confinement.

He developed fungus and was so neglected, that he had to pull out his own rotting tooth.

Slevin’s “toenails [grew] so long that they curled around his foot.”

Because of the neglect and the horrible treatment, Slevin has been awarded $15.5 million in compensation.

“No amount of money will bring back what they took away from him,” his attorney said.

Despite all of this, nobody has been fired at the Dona Ana County jail.

The 59-year-old Slevin now lives in a secure location and is being treated for lung cancer, which isn’t related to his jail stint.

James Gilbert | Elite.

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