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$15m payout for forgotten prisoner left in solitary

A man arrested for suspected drink-driving and held in solitary confinement for nearly two years after US prison authorities forgot about him has accepted a $15.5 million settlement, one of the nation's largest civil rights payouts to anyone jailed.

Stephen Slevin, 59, who was never convicted, spent 22 months in a New Mexico jail cell, where his toenails grew so long they curled under his feet, he developed bedsores and fungus and fell into a state of delirium. He even had to pull one of his own teeth out because he was not allowed to see a dentist.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/15m-payout-for-forgotten-prisoner-left-in-solitary-20130309-2fsep.html
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