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Should someone be kept in solitary for 2 years for drinking and driving?


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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Best Answer Chris Mills (cam8510) says

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    cfin 4 years ago

    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.

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    cfin 4 years ago

    Well until proven guilty at trial....

    He was apparently jailed and forgotten about. Very very odd story.

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    cfin 4 years ago

    Agreed! This case was especially ludicrous though. The guy didn't even get a trial.

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 4 years ago

    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


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