Judge dismisses lawsuit over quality of Grand Rapids prison food
A judge says Grand Rapids 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.