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Obese Inmate Sues Jail Because He's Lost 100 Pounds

Obese Inmate Sues Jail Because He's Lost 100 Pounds

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Obese Inmate Sues Jail Because He's Lost 100 Pounds An 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.

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SylviaGibson SylviaGibson 3 years
While I find this lawsuit completely ridiculous and financially wasteful, I'd like to remind some of the commenters that this man is awaiting trial. The law of the land is "innocent until proven guilty", not "guilty once incarcerated", folks.
Meike Meike 8 years
Oh...screw that...I find it fcked up that we have good families and children in America living under the poverty level while our more serious inmates are well-fed and have health insurance to boot. Oh please, aren't we helping the wrong people here?
stephley stephley 8 years
"The suit also asks that the county be ordered to serve hot meals. The jail has served only cold food for years."Actually, THAT part of the suit makes sense to me - I can't imagine eating nothing but cold food!But, I also can't imagine beating and stabbing someone and setting their house on fire.
stephley stephley 8 years
"The suit also asks that the county be ordered to serve hot meals. The jail has served only cold food for years." Actually, THAT part of the suit makes sense to me - I can't imagine eating nothing but cold food! But, I also can't imagine beating and stabbing someone and setting their house on fire.
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
i just cant imagine someone who weighed 408 pounds committing murder. did he fall on someone? then again, i guess it doesnt require too much agility to fire a gun.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 8 years
The only possible settlement should be an operation for him to get his newly made extra skin taken off so they can donate it to children who are burn victims.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
100 pounds in 8 months? That's not even drastic enough to count as unsafely fast weight loss. I hope his lawyer is laughed out of local social circles.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
too bad he wasnt sharing a cell with Dahmer.....we wouldnt even be hearing about this.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Absurd. I hope it gets thrown out before too much tax money is spent on this!
MimiDee MimiDee 8 years
this is ridiculous. he's a killer, he's in jail, and is crying bc he's not eating 10000 calories a day? give me a break. maybe if he hadnt have stabbed someone and set their house on fire, he'd still be happily on his way to heart failure.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
ummm...really? you're suing for LOSING weight? for real, that's just ridiculous! cuz hey, when you commit another crime, at least you'll be able to run away more quickly thanks to the crappy jail food!
nicachica nicachica 8 years
ummm...really? you're suing for LOSING weight? for real, that's just ridiculous! cuz hey, when you commit another crime, at least you'll be able to run away more quickly thanks to the crappy jail food!
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
Some diet company should create a new program... jail for weight loss.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
oh yes, this is exactly where I want my tax dollars to go - to a lawsuit like this.... way to go people.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I hope he has to appear before Chuck Norris!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
I hope he has to appear before an overweight judge.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Ahhh did he not get his twinkies? Lets award him millions of tax payers money, shall we?
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
They don't provide enough food for the morbidly obese he means.
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