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Prisoner sues because he lost weight in jail.
Just thought this was a funny article.
Mon. Apr 28, 8:53pm
Wow losing 1/2 pound a DAY at 3000 calories a day ? ! ?
How much was this guy eating before he went to jail ??
A McDeluxe breakfast
Triple whopper value meal for lunch and
a whole Meat-lover's Pizza for dinner?
he's right, it is his constitutional right as a convicted murderer to eat like that every day on my dime.
Monday, April 28, 2008, 9:13 PM
Oh that poor fat @ss, please, why should we have to pay for him to eat like a pig. I believe 3000 calories is more than enough for someone who does very little physical activity. What a joke.
Monday, April 28, 2008, 9:33 PM
It just tells you how many calories he needed to sustain that weight! Guess it just shows that you really don't need to exercise to lose weight ;)
Monday, April 28, 2008, 11:26 PM
HOLY CRAP BATMAN!!! That dude was big. I guess jail does a body good for some. I can't believe he's suing for losing weight. A person his size should be happy to get smaller, instead he wants honest people to pay him for his weightloss because he thinks it's cruel!!!? Come on!! I could see if he was 180 and then lost 20 in jail how that could be a problem, but that isn't the case. He's not malnourished!!! And the fact that he brutally killed some one makes it worse!! He thinks he's starving to death with more than enough calories for someone to survive, yet he thought it was ok to kill that guy? Wow, what will they come up with next?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 1:19 AM
Hahaha, sign me up! Felony, here I come..
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 2:08 AM
Never mind giving him the lethal injection, just let him keep "starving to death"!!!!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 9:15 AM
What a tool!!!! I may have to go rob a bank or something so I can get locked up and lose weight!!! hahaha
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 9:15 AM
This is a good laugh.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:27 AM
Sounds like a new book - Lockdown Weightloss - Losing Weight and Getting in Shape for Your Parole Hearing.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:57 AM
First of all, as someone who has eaten what Aramark serves in a school caf, it's not very good food at all. And to never have hot meals? That is ridiculous.
And seeing as he hasn't been convicted yet, maybe he wanted to keep the weight on so the jury can wonder how a 413 pound man manage to stab and kill someone. Your average 413lb man isn't too able bodied. LIttle bit difficult to have the jury wonder when a 200lb man sits in front of them at trial.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 6:46 PM
LMAO, that was a funny article. You get what you F'ing get when you commit murder. It's food. Its humane. May not be hot, but its edible. He needs to lose some weight anyway. He is way too fat and if he doesnt lose some weight he is going to cost us more money down the road with his obesity related illnesses we have to treat with our tax dollars while he sits on his fat you know what in a cell downing 3000 + calories a day (that he wants). He is getting way more than I am eating per day and I live and eat out in the free world and didn't kill anyone. HELLO?! Crazy!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 7:21 PM
well pp, it's good then to know in the states that everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Perhaps that's why America imprisons so much of it's population- once in jail you no longer have care about them.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 8:31 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:14 PM
he's accused, not convicted
disturbing that the very first response referred to the guy as a "convicted murderer." He is not. He has been accused of murder. A conviction requires a trial, which he is evidently waiting for. The article doesn't say, but he probably doesn't have the money to make bail.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:27 PM
He is innocent until proven guilty; doesn't mean he's entitled to have his obesity maintained until he goes to trial.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 5:06 PM
Whatever happened to ...
bread and water?? Isn't that what they used to serve in jail??? Seriously! I hope this FRIVOLOUS lawsuit is tossed out and the guy is ordered to pay court costs for being such a idiot!
I don't care if he is in jail awaiting trial or already convicted - jail is NOT supposed to be a nice place!!!
You want to eat what you like??? Stay out of jail!
You want to be fat and lazy??? stay out of jail.
You want CONTROL over your own life ??? STAY OUT OF JAIL!
Guess what ? you get locked up and you don't get to pick your meals or meal times or bed times or activities or clothes - it's called Jail buddy. Deal!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 5:20 PM
3000 CALS A DAY!
And he is complaining of being "starved to death"? Are you kidding me????
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 5:24 PM
What is most weird about the facts underlying the suit is that he seems to be suffering ill effects from the weight loss -- I have so much more energy at a lower weight! He describes being dizzy and passing out, which doesn't make sense at 3000 calories. I wonder if it's possible he has a medical condition he never realized? One would think a food-related medical condition would have been noticed before now, given the vast quantities of food he must have been eating on the outside!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 6:13 PM
Oh great, now we'll be picking up the tab for his medical bills while he's a ward of the state. Hey, now THERE's an idea for those of us with insurance hassles as well as a weight problem!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 6:32 PM
Seriously... we are arguing over whether he is innocent or guilty? For Real?! He is in jail. LOL... I agree with the previous poster who said if you want to pick what you eat, stay out of trouble, lol. He is getting plenty of calories.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7:11 PM
If losing weight while still consuming 3000 cal/day is this guy's biggest worry, he might want to talk to his defense team for a reality check. "See that room over there? That's called the death chamber. You're going in it, tubby." Maybe he's worried this new "healthy" lifestyle will only prolong his tenure at the jail and prevent him from suicide by Twinkie.
And why am I paying for any inmate to have enough food to equal 3000 cal/day? I couldn't afford to feed myself 3000 cal every day!!! He's guilty alright, guilty of being a mo-ron for wasting the court's time.
Thursday, May 01, 2008, 2:33 PM
everyone's caloric needs are different
Well, in response to why are 3000 calories/day necessary, maybe they are necessary. We do have a law in this country prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment, and starving someone is cruel and unusual punishment under that law. (notwithstanding the "bread and water" fantasy above)
Now personally, I don't need 3000 calories a day. But I'm a small woman. I recently met a guy (not any kind of prisoner, BTW) who was one of those people where you stand back and go, "Wow, are we really in the same species?" This guy is really tall, with a broad frame and a lot of muscle. I'd say he is carrying some extra but is not obese. He weighs 330 pounds.
330! I bet he eats more than 3000 calories a day without suffering from it. Just remember, it's relative to body size and composition -- just because I don't need anything like that doesn't mean that everyone is exactly like me. Especially not guys who are 6'7"!
With regard to this specific prisoner, he probably had or has some weight to lose. But it really is possible that, if he is a tall and broad man, 3000 calories is not enough. Let's keep in mind that he is not actually being punished for something, he is just being held until trial.
Thursday, May 01, 2008, 3:22 PM
LMAO, to the poster that says see that room over there its the death chamber, you're going in it tubby. LOL, that was hilarious.
Thursday, May 01, 2008, 8:38 PM
3:22, you did read the part that said he was OVER 400 POUNDS, right? You can't honestly think that's just because he might be "big boned"? Or that he does much of anything but sit all day? Wake up!
Thursday, May 01, 2008, 9:41 PM
Government sponsored maintence of morbid obesity ? ?
3:22 that is all interesting and everything, but if he "requires" 3000 calories a day to maintain his current weight then he is on the road to slimsville. You are right - bigger people require more food, but at 400 pounds, there is no need for him to take food out of my kids mouths to keep him at 200 pounds overweight. What is this guy a professional sumo wrestler ?
The IRS should hold a gun to my head to take my money and hand it to this jailbird's cook to make sure he can stay morbidly obese? I DON"T THINK SO !
and "cruel and unusual"? - geez - a little hunger pains for this guy is tough love.
Thursday, May 01, 2008, 10:27 PM
Cruel and unusual is not 3000 calories a day. I don't care if he's big boned and muscular as Mr. Universe, 3000 calories is more then sufficient. Cruel and unusual would be getting ass raped by a billyclub. And by the way, if he's sitting in jail because he couldn't post bail then there is a reason they set it so high- either it was a completely heinous crime or the guy has a long history with the jail system. Either way, just like a previous poster said, he's guilty- of being a mo-ron and wasting tax payers money.
Friday, May 02, 2008, 8:40 AM
I can't even believe that someone would defend a person's "right" to more than 3000/day. There is no mathematical way he could starve to death on that much food. yes, he may lose weight but at 400+ sounds like that's a good thing. you may have had an argument if the jail was limiting him to like 1000 calories, but 3000?????
And don't get me started on the whole "he's just being held, he's not technically guilty" thing. While that may be true, don't you think if he was so innocent that he would be using his lawyers to clear himself rather than make sure he gets a couple extra servings in the mess hall? I'd be screaming my innocence for all to hear if I was charged with a crime I didn't commit. My last worry would be the fact that I was hungry, but that seems to be the big issue for him.
Friday, May 02, 2008, 11:23 AM
Give me a fracking break! It lawsuits like this that just need to be laughed at and then dismissed all together! These kinds of pathetic lawsuits is whats wrong with our country, the same reason doctors don't want to deliver babies anymore and we have an OB shortage and also the reason our insurance is so high and the cost of medical care is overpriced. People really need to think about the effects on society before they sue over anything. And this fat SOB slob should be thanking the system, he certainly wouldn't have done it without the system. And why on earth should he get extra portions and special care because he's fat? His health care alone has been cut by at least 40% and who the hell pays for his health care anyway? WE DO, the tax payers. Should we be taxed more so some fat guy can eat more? I don't think so.
Friday, May 02, 2008, 12:50 PM
Yeah, raise my taxes so the fat guy can eat and maintain that excess 400 lbs while sitting on his big ol butt! What a concept! :)
Friday, May 02, 2008, 6:33 PM
he was like three hundred pounds!!! no one else as ever complained
Friday, May 02, 2008, 10:06 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 11:57 AM : hehe i love your comment
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