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    Canadian prisoner, too fat for cell, released early

    Canadian prisoner, too fat for cell, released early

    Wed Nov 12, 2:13 pm ET


    OTTAWA (Reuters) Canadian prison authorities were forced to release a 450-pound (205 kg) drug gang member this week because he was too large for his cell, the Journal de Montreal newspaper reported on Wednesday.


    Michel Lapointe -- known as Big Mike -- was arrested in September 2006 and received a five-year sentence in May this year. The paper said he could not fit on the chair in his Montreal prison cell and when he went to bed, his body protruded six inches on either side.


    A letter from the authorities to Lapointe said: "You have been detained for more than 25 months and your prison conditions are difficult because of your health".
    The authorities also cited the refusal of two other facilities to accept the 37-year-old. He was freed late on Tuesday.


    "I'm going to have a proper bed and finally have a chair I can sit in," he told the paper outside the prison.


    "I want a normal life. I've done some stupid things and I've paid for them," he said.
    (Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Frank McGurty)




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    Now all the prisoners are going to try to get fat so they can get out too!

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    Why not? We already know that the obese are trying to keep from being executed. Sounds like they all need to go on a crash diet and get more exercise to me.

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    Too much Canadian bacon. Why don't they put him in a fat cell?
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    Is that next to the sleeper cell?


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    As much as health officials are barking about the rise in obesity, the prison system can't manage to catch on and have a couple of cells ready for the possibility of a larger than normal, prisoner?

    Its sad really, I guess all we can do is hope that this guy really has turned over a new leaf as he says he has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Is that next to the sleeper cell?
    Right across from the sperm cell where he was getting all the extra bagels.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

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    So is he at least being put on house arrest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    So is he at least being put on house arrest?
    Naa, they're just going to make his doorways narrower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Is that next to the sleeper cell?
    Ewww! Leave my sleeper program out of this!

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    That's Canada, folks.

    We ain't far behind in our pursuit of a socialist paradise. Anyone who has any doubts, I'll let you talk to my wife, a Canadian refugee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    That's Canada, folks.

    We ain't far behind in our pursuit of a socialist paradise. Anyone who has any doubts, I'll let you talk to my wife, a Canadian refugee.

    Good, get her to sign up on the board. At the very least we will have another new member.


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