Friday, March 08, 2013

Every time you deal with the police, you are risking your life.

Innocent man held in solitary confinement for two years:

 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 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.
"[Jail guards were] walking by me every day, watching me deteriorate," Slevin said. "Day after day after day, they did nothing, nothing at all, to get me any help." 
Slevin's medical problems extended beyond his dental issues, he said. His toenails started curling around his foot because they were so long, he told And his countless requests to see a doctor for depression medication were ignored, he said.

1 comment:

Tom said...

This is total injustice and to think that he was only in jail for DWI. It was good that he was compensated for all the suffering that he has undergone.

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