20-year-old Broderick Lloyd Laswell is currently being held in the Benton County Jail on capital-murder charges. He filed a prisoner civil rights lawsuit in court yesterday claiming the jail is not providing their inmates with enough food.
Broderick said he’s wasted away from 413 pounds to 308 pounds in 8 months.
In his complaint, Broderick writes, “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. About an hour after each meal my stomach starts to hurt and growl. I feel hungry again. If we are in a small pod all day do next to nothing for physical exercise we should not lose weight. The only reason we lost weight in here is because we are literally are being starved to death.”
Broderick wants the portions to be larger. He thinks the biscuits and cakes are too small. He also wants hot meals.
The jail captain told The Morning News that they have only served cold meals for years. He said they provide an average of 3,000 calories per day.
Damn! 413 to 308 in 8 months?! Fuck Jenny Craig! Fuck Atkins! Fuck the Master Cleanse. It’s all about the Benton County Jail diet!