Would you allow yourself to be locked up in a windowless room for four days without food or water? What if you would be paid about $1 million a day for your troubles? Well, that is exactly what happened to one college student, and a settlement was just reached that makes the man $4 million richer. Why was he locked up in the first place? Glenn reacted to the story on radio this morning.
A 25-year old college student reached a $4.1 million settlement with the federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.
The DEA introduced national detention standards as a result of the ordeal involving Daniel Chong, including daily inspections and a requirement for cameras in cells, said Julia Yoo, one of his lawyers.
Chong said he drank his own urine to stay alive, hallucinated that agents were trying to poison him with gases through the vents, and tried to carve a farewell message to his mother in his arm.
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“They haven’t even explained how it happened, they haven’t fired anybody for it,” Glenn said.