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IPFS News Link • Criminal Justice System

New Mexico Man Held 22 Months Without Trial Is Awarded $15.5 Million

• Jonathan Turley
Dona Ana County in New Mexico has agreed to pay Stephen Slevin, 59, $15.5 million after it kept Slevin in solitary confinement for 22 months without a trial for a DUI arrest. The horrific case was made worse by years of litigation by the county, which refused to pay a court verdict that was originally $22 million.