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County Will Pay $15.5 Million To Man Who Spent 22 Months In Solitary Confinement : The Two-Way : NPR

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Soon after his arrest, it was determined that Slevin suffered from depression. An official also said he was a suicide risk. Those concerns evidently led to his being put in solitary confinement, where he was forgotten and neglected. Slevin's efforts to get help while in jail were consistently ignored. His attorney says a doctor routinely wrote prescriptions for Slevin without seeing him in person.

Unclear what he was in jail for.

His eventual release was granted after "his mental state deteriorated to the point where he was deemed unfit to participate in his defense," NBC News reports.

Amazing that he survived so long.

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