Prisoner's Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Dismissed

A federal judge in Kalamazoo dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man jailed for killing his brother with a butcher knife. However, his lawsuit has nothing to do with that case; it has to do with food.

Iatonda Taylor filed the suit against Aramark Correctional Services, the Michigan Department of Corrections former food-service provider, because peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were served after breakfast waffles ran out, according to The Grand Rapids Press.

The 44-year-old alleged in his lawsuit that the sandwiches may start a riot at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, putting him at risk of harm greater than poor nutrition, according to the report. He also alleged that prisoners were served leftover peach cobbler rather than bread pudding

However, U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney said Taylor didn't show his constitutional rights were violated, according to the report.

Taylor is serving a life sentence for the murder of his brother Moise in May 2006, according to the paper. He reportedly stabbed him with an 8-inch butter knife 25 times because he believed his family was attempting to poison his food.

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