Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Prisoner sues over weight loss

An overweight prisoner in the United States is suing the authorities for not feeding him enough after he lost over 100lbs (45kg) in jail.

Broderick Lloyd Laswell, who is awaiting trial for murder, dropped from 413lbs to 308lbs (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.

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