A New Mexico County Will Pay Man $15.5 million for 22 months solitary confinement. Worth it?

Here is a mugshot before and after a New Mexico man’s 22 month solitary confinement.

Stephen Slevin was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges in 2005. But he never had his day in court.

He spent more than 22 months of solitary confinement in a New Mexico county jail. This week, he reached a $15.5 million settlement with Dona Ana County…

Read the rest of this article by Bill Chappell at NPR news.

 

Our question is this.

Would you stay in solitary confinement for 22 months in exchange for $15.5 million dollars? If not how much would it take, or how much time would you be willing to spend in solitary confinement for that amount of money?

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