Whatever people might think of the merits of his case, however, I think everyone can agree that the five years he has spent so far in prison have not been kind to him.
Much of the discussion surrounding Simpson's showing in court last week centered on his dilapidated appearance. In the relatively short time he's been locked up, he seems to have aged about 20 years and has that bloated look people get when they eat too much processed or otherwise unhealthy food and get little exercise. He is also apparently suffering from a bad case of arthritis.Yeah, love, it's not like your other columns haven't been firmly in Nano Violin territory, but this one..?
I mean, OJ's older and merely suffering from the aches and pains of old age- and as a former football star, some degeneration in old age is to be expected.
Pity it'll slow him down in the hunt for those real killers should he ever get out, but hey, what are ya gonna do?
…Simpson's rapid demise highlights the urgent need to take better care of prisoners, for the simple reason that the health problems generated behind bars all end up back in society and we all end up paying.Not if the US manages to repeal ObamaCare, they won't...
Adequate medical care isn't the only thing lacking in prisons as OJ Simpson recently made known to us. In a recent interview the former football star revealed that if he is released the first thing he is going to do is to switch to an all fruit and vegetable diet. Lack of adequate nutrition is a common complaint among prisoners who are lucky if they get one cup or half a cup of fresh fruit or vegetables a day.
Even if the state is reluctant to invest in better prison food, commissaries could at least stock some nutritious items along with the beef jerky and cheese straws they allow inmates to buy with their own money.And if they still don't buy it? Are you going to demand they be force fed?
Sadhbh - is that some sort of txtspk?
When you need those 1000 words to pay for your Fairtrade focaccia, the pressure's on.
Luckily, columnists for the Grauniad are born with a hair in their ass, so they can become indignant about anything, e.g., an inmate in his sixties who doesn't look like Denise Richards or boast about the haute cuisine inside.
And what Sabbatical also fails to comprehend is that prison isn't just for formerly photogenic football stars. There are probably a few inmates there who are there for the sort of stuff Shibboleth's not too keen on.
Raspberries for Rapists! Peaches for Paedoshiles!
Of course, the stupid, preening hag could put her hand into her purse and do something herself, but that's not the Guardian way. Get some poor taxpayer to do it for you.
I wouldn't blame jail for his condition... he did after all struggle to put his gloves on in the 1995 murder trial. If only he'd eaten more fruit while still at liberty?
"Of course, the stupid, preening hag could put her hand into her purse and do something herself, but that's not the Guardian way."
No indeed. They are very fond of keeping their own money, whilst spending everyone else's'..
"I wouldn't blame jail for his condition... he did after all struggle to put his gloves on in the 1995 murder trial."
"The comments were not supportive to the writer."
Well, some were, but then, that's the 'Guardian' for you!
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