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Man awarded $15.5 million after being held in solitary confinement for 22 months

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A New Mexico man who was held in solitary confinement for 22 months will be paid $15.5 million by the county, according to CNN.

Stephen Slevin, now 59, was arrested in August 2005 on charges of drunk driving, and receiving a stolen car. He was placed in solitary confinement in the Dona Ana County jail, but was never prosecuted, according to CNN.

Slevin will be awarded $15.5 million dollars in one of the largest federal civil rights settlements in history, according to CBS.

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