Five inmates in Idaho have filed a lawsuit against several wine and beer companies alleging that the reason they committed the crimes they are in prison for.
Keith Allen Brown, Steven Thompson, Woodrow Grant, Cory Baugh and Jeremy Brown all claim that alcohol led them to their crimes and they should have been warned of the beverages’ addictive nature.
The five inmates pictured above
Keith Brown is serving a 15-year prison sentence after shooting a man to death five years ago. Baugh and Thompson are both serving 3 to 7-years for grand theft and drug convictions. And Grant is serving up to 7-years for drug and aggravated battery convictions.
In the affidavits presented in the suit, the inmates state their actions were fueled by their addictions. One inmate states he fears for his life, citing he would be unable to control his desires for alcohol and participate positively in society upon his release.
Surprisingly, the inmates don’t have an attorney and have filed the lawsuit themselves.
Somewhat less surprising was the judging ruling that the case be dismissed with prejudice. It appears that the inmates will have to look to other ways to become wealthy from inside prison other than lawsuits.
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