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banyon
04-28-2008, 12:15 PM
300-pound inmate complains Ark. jail doesn't feed him well
20 hours ago

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5idWkXe83S_P4-p3LOoRYwgdjLHSQD90AFD1O0

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) 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.

According to the suit, Laswell weighed 413 pounds when he was jailed in September. Police say he and a co-defendant fatally beat and stabbed a man, then set his home on fire.

"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," Laswell wrote in his complaint. "About an hour after each meal my stomach starts to hurt and growl. I feel hungry again."

But Laswell then goes on to complain that he undertakes little vigorous activity.

"If we are in a small pod all day (and) do next to nothing for physical exercise, we should not lose weight," the suit says. "The only reason we lost weight in here is because we are literally being starved to death."

The suit also asks that the county be ordered to serve hot meals. The jail has served only cold food for years.

The meals, provided through Aramark Correctional Institution Services, average 3,000 calories a day, jail Capt. Hunter Petray told The Morning News of northwest Arkansas for a story Saturday.

A typical Western diet consists of 2,000 to 3,000 calories a day.

Laswell's suit was filed without a lawyer in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

banyon
04-28-2008, 12:16 PM
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Demonpenz
04-28-2008, 12:22 PM
Tim grundhart has problems

seclark
04-28-2008, 12:22 PM
the jailers should at least throw a few ears of corn each day in to him. if he keeps losing weight, he's going to live longer and the public's going to have to spend that much more on his room and board.
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Dave Lane
04-28-2008, 12:24 PM
Why did he stab him? He could have just sat on him.

El Jefe
04-28-2008, 12:29 PM
Why did he stab him? He could have just sat on him.

Classic :thumb:

morphius
04-28-2008, 12:33 PM
Why did he stab him? He could have just sat on him.
and then ate the evidence.

markk
04-28-2008, 12:35 PM
he is getting about 3k calories per day, not exercising at all, and he still lost 100 pounds. that is when you know you are a fat SOB

eazyb81
04-28-2008, 12:35 PM
Just put a bullet in the back of his head to end his misery.

blueballs
04-28-2008, 12:36 PM
Daddy won't want to twist
a scrawny ear

Dave Lane
04-28-2008, 12:41 PM
and then ate the evidence.

He'd have had to pick the pieces of him out of the crack in his ass :)

Dave

Braincase
04-28-2008, 12:42 PM
In the suit, he's also demanding an XBOX 360 and a massage.

morphius
04-28-2008, 12:43 PM
He'd have had to pick the pieces of him out of the crack in his ass :)

Dave
there is a picture I obviously didn't need in my head...

Rain Man
04-28-2008, 01:01 PM
he is getting about 3k calories per day, not exercising at all, and he still lost 100 pounds. that is when you know you are a fat SOB

I'll bet he's using toothpaste and ink to make his own potato chips.

Chiefmanwillcatch
04-28-2008, 01:08 PM
We coddle prisoners.

If we underfed all those bastards and made them walking skeletons then would there be gang fights and attacks on guards as much?

Delano
04-28-2008, 01:10 PM
Don't feed him another meal until his Last.

Douche Baggins
04-28-2008, 01:46 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/jimmymacpvp/OHMYGOD.jpg

Dartgod
04-28-2008, 01:58 PM
I'll bet he's using toothpaste and ink to make his own potato chips.

You can do that?

Chief_in_Commander
04-28-2008, 02:08 PM
In the suit, he's also demanding an XBOX 360 and a massage.

ROFL

Rain Man
04-28-2008, 02:20 PM
You can do that?

Those prisoners are resourceful. I saw a documentary a while back where a guy at Folsom was making a television out of torn sheets, cigarettes, and his cellmate's fillings.

Hydrae
04-28-2008, 03:18 PM
I do have to wonder at the lack of hot food though. I would have thought they would server at least one hot meal a day. You know, maybe for dinner. :shrug:

Bob Dole
04-28-2008, 03:23 PM
I do have to wonder at the lack of hot food though. I would have thought they would server at least one hot meal a day. You know, maybe for dinner. :shrug:

Since the guy he helped fatally beat and stab gets at least that much, huh?

Brock
04-28-2008, 03:27 PM
I do have to wonder at the lack of hot food though. I would have thought they would server at least one hot meal a day. You know, maybe for dinner. :shrug:

Why?

Rain Man
04-28-2008, 03:54 PM
Why?

It seems to me like one hot meal a day should be a minimum standard for a civilized nation. I don't know why.

Calcountry
04-28-2008, 04:06 PM
Why did he stab him? He could have just sat on him.
He was hungry, wtf?

mikey23545
04-28-2008, 04:18 PM
It seems to me like one hot meal a day should be a minimum standard for a civilized nation. I don't know why.

It should be, for the civilized members of a civilized nation.

KCChiefsMan
04-28-2008, 04:26 PM
just kill him

el borracho
04-28-2008, 04:54 PM
Why?

The article says he is still awaiting trial so they really should treat him respectably until then; if he is proven guilty they should just stop feeding him altogether.

Extra Point
04-28-2008, 05:54 PM
the jailers should at least throw a few ears of corn each day in to him.

Give him the same ear, every day.

Delano
04-28-2008, 06:32 PM
How long would a hunger strike with this guy last? He could live off his fat for quite a while.

tmax63
04-28-2008, 06:41 PM
Didn't some fatass on death row somewhere get off because he was so fat. I think I remember reading reading something somewhere about winning an appeal or something like that.

Brock
04-28-2008, 06:51 PM
It seems to me like one hot meal a day should be a minimum standard for a civilized nation. I don't know why.

The temperature of the food is not really important to me. JMO.

Rain Man
04-28-2008, 10:26 PM
I wonder if prisoners in Japan opine for sushi, and the guards punish them by serving it hot.

Pablo
04-28-2008, 10:31 PM
I wonder if prisoners in Japan opine for sushi, and the guards punish them by serving it hot.I doubt it's much of an issue considering the Japanese have about 1/100th of the prison population we do, comparitively.

Boon
04-28-2008, 10:35 PM
Make him eat his own shit.

thurman merman
04-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Tim grundhart has problems

ROFL

thurman merman
04-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Why did he stab him? He could have just sat on him.

ROFL

Rausch
04-29-2008, 12:00 AM
I doubt it's much of an issue considering the Japanese have about 1/100th of the prison population we do, comparitively.

Probably because they're efficient...

banyon
06-07-2008, 11:20 AM
Apparently he's a crusader now for fat murderers everywhere.

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2008/05/13/news/051408rzjailfood.txt

ROGERS - A Benton County inmate who filed a complaint he's losing too much weight was caught giving away his food.

Deputies witnessed Broderick Lloyd Laswell on Thursday wrap a sandwich in toilet paper and attempt to slide it under a cell door, according to reports provided by Jail Capt. Hunter Petray.

Laswell, 19, of Farmington filed a prisoner civil rights lawsuit, without a lawyer, in April in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville. The complaint stated the jail doesn't provide enough food for inmates.

Laswell reportedly weighed 413 pounds when arrested in September and in April weighed 308 pounds, according to previous reports.

Lt. Paul Carter observed Laswell eating lunch alone in E-pod and looking between a corner cell and the observation window, according to the report.

Laswell is to remain in lockdown until Monday.



Carter stated he witnessed Laswell wrap a bologna and mustard sandwich in toilet paper and conceal it against his right thigh while walking to the corner cell.

As Laswell went to slide the sandwich under the cell, Carter got on the intercom and asked him to bring the sandwich to him, according to the report. Laswell immediately began to eat the sandwich.

Laswell stated he was giving away his sandwich but was going to receive another one later. Laswell refused to name the inmate who he was trading with, according to the report.

Soon thereafter Laswell changed his story, saying he was walking around the pod eating the sandwich. He also claimed he was never told by deputies to not trade food.

Inmates are not authorized to trade food amongst themselves, according to the report.

Petray said it is the first time deputies have caught Laswell getting rid of food but there could have been other attempts. Laswell received 10 days in lockdown with a loss of privileges for punishment, according to jail reports.

The Benton County Jail has served only cold food for years. The meals, provided through Aramark Correctional Institution Services, average 3,000 calories a day, according to previous reports.

The meals may not be steak but they meet nutritional and state requirements, Petray said.

Brandon Lacy, 28, of Rogers and Laswell were arrested in September by the Benton County Sheriff's Office in connection with the death of Randall Walker, 47, of Garfield in August.

Prosecutor Van Stone filed capital murder charges in October against Laswell and Lacy.

trndobrd
06-07-2008, 11:26 AM
He wouldn't have time to complain and write appeals if he was out digging ditches on the chain gang all day.

banyon
06-07-2008, 11:29 AM
He wouldn't have time to complain and write appeals if he was out digging ditches on the chain gang all day.

I'd support that, of course he's not convicted...yet ;).

blueballs
06-07-2008, 11:42 AM
he's loosing weight on purpose
his bunk mate has a short arm span
Broderick wants to experience a reach around

Bwana
06-07-2008, 12:31 PM
Load fat boy up with as much Mickey D's as he can eat everyday, He will have a grabber within two years, drop dead and save the tax payers a ton of money.

dj56dt58
06-07-2008, 01:43 PM
What did he stab him with? Because I keep getting an image of this fat **** sitting down next to this guy with a fork and knife and a bib on and going at it..

Adept Havelock
06-07-2008, 01:58 PM
3,000 calories a day? The slob is doing a hell of a lot better than a third of humanity.

acesn8s
06-07-2008, 02:04 PM
They should let Sheriff Joe Arpaio keeps this guy for a while.