The lawsuit alleged that in July 2013, the officers left Casias and 10 other inmates in the back of a windowless van without air conditioning outside the Penitentiary of New Mexico on a hot summer day "between 30 and 40 minutes."
Some of the inmates, including Casias, passed out, and the suit says some of the prisoners thought they were going to die, according to the lawsuit.
In a telephone interview Friday with the Journal, Casias said reliving the incident during trial was traumatizing, but he was happy with the verdict.
“It was the worst thing I have ever experienced in my life,” Casias told the newspaper. “There are no words to express how horrible it was.”
Corrections Department spokeswoman Ashley Espinoza said Morgan is still employed with the department, according to the Journal. Gonzales retired in October.