To pay for their extra rations when they get banged up... Found in the Torygraph - Don't tell Gorgon, she'll be volunteering for her next jaunt of Bridget Jones naff journalism. An overweight inmate is suing jail authorities after he lost more than seven stone, alleging he is âbeing starved to deathâ by an inadequate prison diet. Broderick Lloyd Laswell, who is awaiting trial for murder, has seen his weight fall from 29 and a half to 22 stone after spending eight months in Benton County Jail, Arkansas. He has now filed a lawsuit alleging the jail is failing to provide inmates with enough food. According to the suit, Laswell, who is accused with a co-defendant of fatally beating and stabbing a man before setting fire to his home, weighed 29 and a half stone when he was jailed in September. In his complaint, the prisoner asserts that âon 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.â But he adds he is not doing nearly enough exercise to explain the weight loss. âThe only reason we lost weight in here is because we are literally being starved to death.â The suit demands prisoners be fed hot meals â the jail has for years only served cold food. Authorities say the prisoners are provided with an average of 3,000 calories per day, about average for a man eating a Western diet.