Prisons

Man Left in Solitary Confinement for 22 Months Given $15.5 million Settlement

Locked up for drunk driving

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(CNN) — Stephen Slevin's 22 months in solitary confinement in a county jail left him traumatized and physically weak, but he'll soon be a multimillionaire for his suffering.

The New Mexico county that locked him up on a drunk driving charge, isolated him from other inmates and accused of essentially forgetting about him for nearly two years agreed this week to settle his lawsuit for $15.5 million.