"A morbidly obese fraudster who argues he needs specialised medical treatment that can't be provided in prison has lost his bid to be freed while he awaits further court action.
Max Heslehurst, who has been reported as weighing nearly 200kg, was earlier this year found guilty on 41 counts of fraud and sentenced to three years and nine months in prison a term partly reduced because of his obesity-related health problems..."
These is a very apt saying "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime"
His lawyer said:
"...his client's condition meant he was "degraded" in the prison setting..."
Looks to me like he has thoroughly degraded himself already!
And finally- it looks like somebody has never sampled prison fare!"...Spokesperson for Fight the Obesity Epidemic, Dr Robyn Toomath, said institutions such as Corrections needed to take steps to ensure they could effectively care for obesity sufferers, as it was a growing problem. The stigma of obesity was something that was likely to be magnified in prison..."