Convicted Murderer Sues Prison For Running Out Of A Certain Breakfast Foods
A convicted killer is making national headlines for filing a lawsuit against the food provider at the prison where he’s incarcerated.
Iatonda Taylor who murdered his own brother and has a life sentence, recently issued a complaint against Bellamy Creek Correctional facility’s food service for running out of waffles.
Furthermore he said when the facility replaced their usual bread pudding for peach cobbler, it put him at risk for bodily injury during a prison riot.
The story as reported:
A man locked up for killing his brother with a butcher knife complained when the waffles, a popular breakfast item in prison, ran out, and inmates were left with only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
It wasn’t his only grievance: Leftover peach cobbler replaced bread pudding, the announced dessert, and reconstituted scrambled eggs were substituted when grilled-cheese sandwiches ran out.
Iatonda Taylor, 44, who killed his brother, Moise Taylor, 36, in Grand Rapids in May 2006, filed a federal lawsuit against Aramark, the former food-service provider for the state Department of Corrections.
He alleged that unsatisfying food substitutions put Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility at risk of a riot, leaving him at risk of injury beyond nutritional deficiency.
U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney in Kalamazoo wasn’t buying Taylor’s claim.
In an 11-page opinion dismissing the case, the judge said the prisoner failed to show a constitutional rights violation.
Taylor said the near-riot happened May 2, when Aramark ran out of waffles before everyone had been served. Instead, they got a couple of slices of bread and peanut butter and jelly. Prisoners became agitated and threatened they would not move if more waffles weren’t brought to the prison from a nearby store.
Taylor said he started to leave the line, but other prisoners told him he would be a “sell-out” if he left. Prison officers threatened inmates with handcuffs and segregation, and after additional officers arrived, they did handcuff and remove some prisoners.