Monday, April 28, 2008

Hefty Prisoner Sheds 100 Pounds, Sues Because He's Not Getting Enough Food

You'd think this slob would be grateful enforced exercise and a reasonable diet helped him lose 100 pounds. Guess again.
An Arkansas inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge is suing the county, complaining he has lost more than 100 pounds because of the jailhouse menu. Broderick Lloyd Laswell says he isn't happy that he's down to 308 pounds after eight months in the Benton County Jail. He has filed a federal lawsuit complaining the jail doesn't provide inmates with enough food.
More from the BBC.
He claims his vision has gone blurry while trying to exercise.

The prison says the meals average 3,000 calories a day - more than the US recommended daily intake for adults.

Laswell has filed a federal law suit complaining Benton County jail does not provide inmates with enough food.

According to the suit, Laswell weighed 29 stone (187kg) when he was jailed in September.

Police say he has been charged with fatally beating and stabbing a man, the Associated Press news agency reported.

"On several occasions I have started to do some exercising and my vision went blurry and I felt like I was going to pass out," he wrote in his complaint.

"About an hour after each meal my stomach starts to hurt and growl. I feel hungry again."
Aww, the poor thing. Maybe he should have thought about his hungry belly before he killed a man.

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