Has anyone heard about this? A man in New Mexico, USA has been awarded $15.5M for being held in solitary confinement for 2 years without being granted a trial. He was suspected of drinking and driving. I have never heard anything like this in my life. How do you feel about this? Did he deserve it? Is this atrocious?
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Agreed Cam8510. The problem with this case was that he had no trial and seems to have fallen through the cracks and was forgotten. Some people seem to think he deserved it. He grew fungus on his skin he was in solitary for so long.
Agreed! This case was especially ludicrous though. The guy didn't even get a trial.
Well until proven guilty at trial....
He was apparently jailed and forgotten about. Very very odd story.
I am one of those stubborn idiots and I do not take offense at the reference. But, an understanding of addiction would help answer the question. "why?". The penalties in most states are very stiff. Google Sobriety Court. It is a wonderful program
Hello Cam, I am also a recovering alcoholic but have never gotten a DUI. Forgive me if you felt insulted. This was not my intention. I just feel for those who have lost loved ones to so many who choose to drink and drive.
JThomp42, no I don't feel insulted. As you know, recovering alcoholics understand pretty clearly that their behavior while using was extremely harmful to themselves, their families and society in general. But we can get better, although not cured.