Monday, January 30, 2012

Former inmate who was left in solitary confinement wins $22 million; Another gets $25 for wrongful conviction

A New Mexico man held in solitary confinement in a county prison for nearly two years without ever being prosecuted has won a $22 million jury award for violation of his constitutional rights.  Go here for the story.

Meanwhile, an Illinois man who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit was awarded $25 million.   Go here for more on that story.

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