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Lawsuit: Montgomery County inmates not fed enough

Weight loss, health woes, fighting alleged among resulting issues

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Inmates at the Montgomery County jail are not being adequately fed, leading to substantial losses in body weight and symptoms of malnutrition, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Albany. The suit alleges inmates are being fed only 1,700 calories per day, and sometimes less. For comparison, the suit contends active adult males need 2,400 to 3,000 calories, depending on physical exertion. The suit also contends the food inmates do get ...

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July 30, 2014
7:04 a.m.

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To Bad, I guess there not getting fat off the system. Don't do the crime and you will be fine... There are people that haven't done anything wrong that are starving.. What about them????

July 30, 2014
8:31 a.m.

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How about "these detainees" behave in a manner acceptable to civilized society and they don't end up in jail eating off our tax dollars. Hard to feel sorry for any of them and they should be earning every morsel that goes into their mouths.

July 31, 2014
3:23 p.m.

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Yes they are criminals but give them adequate food and make the eligible ones work!

August 1, 2014
1:51 p.m.

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Just add a slice of bread at lunch and supper with an extra glass of water, that will bring the calorie count up.