- Associated Press - Sunday, January 22, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A judge says Michigan prison food that might not be tasty isn’t enough to carry a lawsuit.

Federal Judge Gordon Quist last week dismissed a lawsuit by a prisoner who says his rights were violated by spoiled ground beef, a bruised orange, cold noodles and warm milk back in 2013.

Christopher Velthuysen says he was sick in 2014 after eating watered-down oatmeal, leftovers and cake without frosting. He sued the company that provides food to prisons.

The judge says “isolated incidents” are insufficient to state a legal claim over prison food. The 46-year-old Velthuysen is locked up for a second-degree murder conviction in Wayne County.


Information from: WOOD-TV, https://www.woodtv.com

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