How did they come up with the dollar amount? If you go to prison for the wrong reason the least they could do was pay the person at least whatever salary they lost plus bonuses and cost of living increase. That's the bare min tho.
You kidding pstall?
Future damages + healthcare costs + lost assets + pain and suffering + punitive damages.
If this were a lawsuit (assuming the jail can't claim imminent domain) then first of all my lawyer is arguing that he has lost any ability to work for the rest of his life. He will also need expensive mental and possibly physical healthcare for the rest of his life. He may have lost a house or something because he couldn't make mortgage payments. And a dog and a car and his comic book collection. He suffered unimaginable torture for 2 years which are damages. And his 8th amendment rights were broken.