WhaleOil’s going to love this one.
An overweight prisoner in the United States is suing the authorities for not feeding him enough after he lost about seven stone (45kg) in jail.
Broderick Lloyd Laswell, who is awaiting trail for murder, dropped to 22 stone (140kg) after eight months inside the Arkansas prison.
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.
Apparently he’s lost 47kg while being fed more than the recommended intake!
Not like he’s got anything to complain about, compared to… oh, the guy he killed.
Police say he fatally beat and stabbed 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.”
He then goes on to complain about the lack of physical exercise, adding: “The only reason we lost weight in here is because we are literally being starved to death.”
Cry me a river.