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Inmate: Commissary snack was sickening

Sept. 10, 2008 at 5:21 PM

SEATTLE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Washington state inmate says King County owes him compensation for pain and suffering for allegedly dispensing him moldy snack food at the jail commissary.

Ten-time felon Moses Wiggins III, currently serving a 3 1/2-year sentence for theft at Stafford Creek Corrections Center near Aberdeen, Wash., says he was in the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, Wash., in June 2007 when he bought a box of seemingly innocent Keefe Snack Legends Dunkin' Sticks, the Seattle Times reported Wednesday.

But Wiggins claims the snack made him vomit, saying in a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court that when he examined the remainder of the snacks, he noticed they were green with mold. Wiggins, who is representing himself in the suit, claims that jail personnel didn't tend to him for two days, the newspaper said.

Jail spokesman Maj. William Hayes said the county couldn't comment on the suit specifically, but added, "We're not interested in providing food that's going to make the population sick, and we expect the same from our food vendors."

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