Stephen Slevin [left] after his 2 years confinement, and Stephen Slevin [right] at the time of his arrest.
Stephen Slevin was arrested August 2005 for driving intoxicated and was thrown in jail into solitary confinement for 2 years at Dona Ana County Jail where he was forgotten about and wan never given a trial during the duration of his stay.
According to Stephen, guards would walk by and do nothing to help him as they just watched him deteriorate.
He was even forced to pull his own tooth as they had denied him medical attention when he asked for it. Not only did he have dental issues, he also had depression which they denied him his medication and his toenails started to curl around his toes for being so long.
Anyway here is how it went down. He borrows the car from a friend to drive across the country. He gets arrested for driving while intoxicate. When he gets to jail they think he is suicidal and that the car is stolen. He put in a padded cell for 3 days with no care at all before going to confinement for 2 years all without a trial.
The law also states when you go into confinement you are to get 1 hours a day outside but he was often not granted that. He was deprived of showers and grew fungus under his skin.
Dona Ana County Jail gave no comment on the incident or the lawsuit and plans to appeal the $22,000,000 dollar decision.
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So what do you guys think? Im glad he won, and set an example to other jails where this happens.
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