Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In Amerika? Man spends 2 years in solitary after DWI arrest

How could anyone in America be treated so inhumanly for just having a DUI? This story will blow your mind.

What happened to him was so horrific someone had to pay. The question is, how many more prisoners in the Dona Ana County jail are being treated like animals? 

“A New Mexico man who said he was forced to pull his own tooth while in solitary confinement because he was denied access to a dentist has been awarded $22 million due to inhumane treatment by New (Picture above: Stephen Slevin’s booking photo right – left, what he looked like when released)

Mexico's Dona Ana County Jail. Stephen Slevin was arrested in August of 2005 for driving while intoxicated, then thrown in jail for two years. He was in solitary at Dona Ana County Jail for his entire sentence and basically forgotten about and never given a trial, he told NBC station Tuesday night.

The $22 million settlement, awarded by a federal jury Tuesday, is one of the largest prisoner civil rights settlements in U.S. history, according to”

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