Mommyblogging! New Mexico Jailers Send Man To His Room For Two Years, By Accident!
Well, here isa terrible story out of New Mexico that is about as funny as a feminist: A 59-year-old man jailed (BUT NEVER PROSECUTED OR CONVICTED) for alleged DUI was dumped into solitary confinement to keep him away from other prisoners due to his history of mental illness -- and left there for almost two years! We are sure we will think of a joke to say about this ... hmmm ... welllll ... a little help here, guys?
The good news is that the New Mexico county that shit the fucking bed on this one will fork over $15 million to Mr. Stephen Slevin, so he can buy some new teeth to replace the ones he had to pull himself while denied proper food and medical treatment, while he was in solitary, for almost two years, for a crime for which he was never convicted.
The charges of driving while intoxicated and receiving a stolen vehicle were never prosecuted.
"They threw him in solitary and then ignored him," said Coyte a year ago after a federal jury awarded Slevin $22 million. "He disappeared into delirium, and his mental illness was made worse by being isolated from human contact and a lack of medical care."
Slevin suffers from post-traumatic stress from what he called physical and mental mistreatment by corrections officials in Dona Ana County, which shares a border with Mexico in the southern part of the state.
The county's commissioners agreed this week to drop their appeal of the jury's verdict in return for Slevin accepting the lesser amount.
So ... yay?
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