Mentally ill US prisoner held in solitary lost ability to speak, lawsuit alleges

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  • Tyquine Lee, 26, spent more than 22 hours a day in solitary
  • Virginia sued over Lee’s treatment at Red Onion state prison

A prisoner with a history of mental illness was held in solitary confinement at a prison in Virginia for over 600 days, leading to a collapse in his physical and mental condition, a new lawsuit alleges.

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