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Lawsuit: Correctional Facility Left 73-Year-Old Woman In Solitary Confinement For 34 Days

A new lawsuit says New Mexico officials left a 73-year-old grandmother in solitary confinement for nearly five weeks and deprived her of needed cancer medication.

12/02/2013

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Man Left In Solitary Confinement For 2 Years Without Trial Gets $15.5M Settlement

A southern New Mexico county announced Tuesday that it reached a $15.5 million settlement to end the legal battle over the case of a man who was held in solitary confinement for two years without a trial and was so neglected that he took out his own tooth.

03/07/2013

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