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I know this story is outside the usual topics posted on Dominica-Weekly blog, but sometimes you come across stories online that are just outrageous and you can’t help but to share.

Fat Prisoner Released from Prison Early — Too Big for Cell

Prisoner Michel Lapointe, being held in a prison in Ottawa, Canada, has been released early from his sentence because he was too fat for his cell. Lapointe, or Big Mike, ways 250 kilos (450 pounds).

Overall, Lapointe served two years of his five year sentence. His release stated that: “You have been detained for more than 25 months and your prison conditions are difficult because of your health”. Two other facilities refused to take him.

Lapointe, 37, said: “I’m going to have a proper bed and finally have a chair I can sit in. I want a normal life. I’ve done some stupid things and I’ve paid for them.”

——-My Personal Opinion——-

I think it’s safe to say that Lapointe basically ate his way out of person. What-the-hell! Put him on a strict diet and some ‘hard labor’ wouldn’t hurt. I’m curious to know how our prison service here in Dominica would handle a situation like this. 👿

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Comment by Dan
2008-11-14 12:30:24

Right you are, Chris. These days prison is a country club for criminals. They should regret being there. Prison life should be strict.

Comment by Larry
2008-11-15 14:31:11

Michel Lapointe AKA ‘Big Mike’ apparently ballooned from 300 to 430lbs while in prison. He is now free, I guess you could say he ate his way out.

Comment by Chris
2008-11-16 08:08:13

Some guys are maybe saying…..hmm, why didn’t I thought of this before. ➡ Memo to you guys – Canada is probably the only place in the world where they will release a prisoner because they’re over weight. But I could be wrong 😮

Comment by ipsg0007
2008-11-16 12:53:37

the story is really amusing..
the prisons these days are so easy at the prisoners..
and prisoners use them as hotels and restaurants..
really the condition is bad and the prisons need to be strict so as to teach the prisoners a lesson not an idea to come back by their good service..

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