Indiana: US state has to pay convicted murderer $425,000

The 59-year-old has to sea ​​CNN serving a nearly 40-year sentence for murder, theft and other crimes. He probably won’t leave prison before 2036.

Vermillion was held in solitary confinement for 1,513 days

Vermillion shot and killed his ex-girlfriend in 1995. But the criminal was wronged in prison, he had to spend 1513 days in solitary confinement – four years and two months. He is said to have engaged in smuggling. The prisoner described the cell in which he was held as a “cold storage room”. Indiana law allows a person to be held in solitary confinement for a maximum of 30 days, but he has not been given a chance to appeal the special confinement.

Indiana continues to deny any blame

“No one should be forced to endure the conditions that Mr. Vermillion has endured for more than four years,” said the attorney for the man who complained about his treatment in 2009. Vermillion and the state agreed to pay $425,000.

Despite the out-of-court settlement, the state of Indiana sees no wrongdoing by the prison staff. A spokesman told CNN, “We continue to disclaim any fault, wrongdoing or liability related to this litigation.”

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