Conrad Murray (pictured), the cardiologist who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson and who was sentenced to four years in prison as a result, has reportedly lost more than 30 pounds in jail. The good doctor is also bellyaching about the jail conditions, complaining that not only did the bad smelling water give him dysentery, but he is also allegedly suffering from a poor diet that he says is “ruining his health,” reports TMZ.
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Since Murray, 59, cannot bring himself to eat the food that the jail provides, he has reportedly taken it upon himself to survive on what he calls “cat food,” which he purchases from the commissary. Murray, who arrived at the jail last November, has been purchasing canned fish products, such as canned tuna at $4.25 a can, salmon flakes for $3.50 a pop, and canned mackerel at $2.50. Murray says that he must be the only human on earth who is being forced to survive on canned mackerel.
Reportedly, Murray has filed countless appeals to get out of jail due to his failing health. Now whether Murray’s pleas will continue to fall on deaf ears is yet to be seen. However, according to L.A. County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore, Murray’s criticisms of his digs might be an extreme exaggeration. “All inmates receive the proper nutrition and medical care that is required by law, but the sheriff’s department goes above and beyond what is required,” Whitmore tells TMZ.
In the meantime, Murray has to stay put and just deal with his sh**y circumstances…meow!